Thursday, 15 November 2018
This BBC report https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46219038 includes this:
'What do the currency strategists make of it?
Jane Foley, head of currency strategy at Rabobank, said the pound's plunge was "firmly tied" to the perception that Mrs May will have difficulty in pushing the Brexit plan through Parliament.
"A lack of Parliamentary approval for the deal or a hard Brexit would both weigh heavily on the pound. Any turn of events that could raise the risk of a general election would also punish the pound, given the risk of a market-unfriendly far-left government."'
'Any turn of events that could raise the risk of a general election would also punish the pound, given the risk of a market-unfriendly far-left government."' That's something that the BBC won't push pre a General Election.
Tuesday, 13 November 2018
During the EU referendum Nick Clegg told us that the EU Army is a Dangerous Fantasy.
If the remain side had won the referendum then would the Brexit side now be allowed to call for a second referendum because the remain team had lied during the campaign? Of course not...
So was Nick Clegg lying in that debate, maybe to protect his EU pension, simply misinformed or careless as to what he said? Has the BBC asked Nick Clegg why he was so certain about there being no prospect of an EU Army? Of course not...
The BBC's review of the latest SJW BBC Doctor Who https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/nov/11/doctor-who-recap-series-37-episode-six-demons-of-the-punjab is as I expected but it was the errata at the end of the review that caught my eye:
'This page was amended on 11 November 2018. An earlier version erroneously identified the religions of two characters.'
Since the only religions attributed to characters in this episode were Hinduism and Islam then did The Guardian really confuse the two? It's hard to make that mistake, pay attention The Guardian: on the BBC it's generally Hindu bad and Muslim good.
The BBC have finally managed to report https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-46190571 on what's happening in Gaza and Israel, having waited until the Israelis react to months of attacks.
One part of the BBC report struck me as a fine example of bias by omission. It appears at the end of the BBC report and runs thus:
'Why are Israel and Hamas enemies?
Hamas won Palestinian elections in 2006 and reinforced its power in the Gaza Strip after ousting West Bank-based Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's rival Fatah faction in clashes the following year.
While Mr Abbas's umbrella Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) has signed peace accords with Israel, Hamas does not recognise Israel's right to exist and advocates the use of violence against it.
Israel, along with Egypt, has maintained a blockade of Gaza since about 2006 in order, they say, to stop attacks by militants.
Israel and Hamas have gone to war three times, and rocket-fire from Gaza and Israeli air strikes against militant targets are a regular occurrence.
Sunday night's incident comes after apparent progress in an Egyptian- and UN-brokered process to mediate after a series of escalations between the two sides in recent months.'
Did you spot that?
'Hamas does not recognise Israel's right to exist and advocates the use of violence against it.'
Nothing to do with Jew-hatred?
'In 2008, Imam Yousif al-Zahar of Hamas said in his sermon at the Katib Wilayat mosque in Gaza that "Jews are a people who cannot be trusted. They have been traitors to all agreements. Go back to history. Their fate is their vanishing."
Another Hamas legislator and imam, Sheik Yunus al-Astal, discussed a Koranic verse suggesting that "suffering by fire is the Jews' destiny in this world and the next." He concluded "Therefore we are sure that the Holocaust is still to come upon the Jews."
Following the rededication of the Hurva Synagogue in Jerusalem in March 2010, senior Hamas figure al-Zahar called on Palestinians everywhere to observe five minutes of silence "for Israel's disappearance and to identify with Jerusalem and the al-Aqsa mosque". He further stated that "Wherever you have been you've been sent to your destruction. You've killed and murdered your prophets and you have always dealt in loan-sharking and destruction. You've made a deal with the devil and with destruction itself – just like your synagogue."
On August 10, 2012, Ahmad Bahr, Deputy Speaker of the Hamas Parliament, stated in a sermon that aired on Al-Aqsa TV:
If the enemy sets foot on a single square inch of Islamic land, Jihad becomes an individual duty, incumbent on every Muslim, male or female. A woman may set out [on Jihad] without her husband's permission, and a servant without his master's permission. Why? In order to annihilate those Jews. ... O Allah, destroy the Jews and their supporters. O Allah, destroy the Americans and their supporters. O Allah, count them one by one, and kill them all, without leaving a single one.
In an interview with Al-Aqsa TV on September 12, 2012, Marwan Abu Ras, a Hamas MP, who is also a member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, stated (as translated by MEMRI):
The Jews are behind each and every catastrophe on the face of the Earth. This is not open to debate. This is not a temporal thing, but goes back to days of yore. They concocted so many conspiracies and betrayed rulers and nations so many times that the people harbor hatred towards them. ... Throughout history – from Nebuchadnezzar until modern times. ... They slayed the prophets, and so on. ... Any catastrophe on the face of this Earth – the Jews must be behind it.
On December 26, 2012, Senior Hamas official and Jerusalem bureau chief Ahmed Abu Haliba, called on "all Palestinian factions to resume suicide attacks ... deep inside the Zionist enemy" and said that "we must renew the resistance to occupation in any possible way, above all through armed resistance." Abu Haliba suggested the use of suicide bombings as a response to Israel's plans to build housing units in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
In an interview on Lebanese television on July 28, 2014, Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan repeated the blood libel myth:
We all remember how the Jews used to slaughter Christians, in order to mix their blood in their holy matzos... It happened everywhere.'
Taken from Wikipedia https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamas
It's odd how the antisemitic, by at least one of the IHRA examples, BBC ignore antisemitism as a factor in Hamas's opposition to the existence of Israel.
Monday, 12 November 2018
Activist attended Labour conference while under investigation over hate post per The Jewish Chronicle
Another day, another Labour anti-Semitism story.
'A Labour activist who was being investigated by the party for alleged antisemitism was allowed to attend their conference in September.
https://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/kay la-bibby but obviously not on the, antisemitic by at least one of the IHRA examples, BBC.
Kayla Bibby, 33, who represented the Liverpool Riverside constituency at the event, posted an image on Facebook in March showing the Statue of Liberty being smothered by an alien with the Star of David on its back. She wrote below the image: "The most accurate photo I've seen all year!"
The image had been taken from a far-right website, Incogman, where it had been used to illustrate an article that portrayed Jews as "parasitic" and said they were to blame for "financial heists of entire nations".
Ms Bibby had been under investigation by the party for more than three months over the post when she attended the conference.'
More here at the JC
This piece of video amused me...
Saturday, 10 November 2018
A particularly good episode of this regular YouTube channel.
Friday, 9 November 2018
The BBC report https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46151172 on the positive news about the UK's economy with as many provisos as possible (my emboldening):
'The UK economy grew by 0.6% in the three months to September, with warm weather boosting consumer spending, the Office for National Statistics said.
The figure for the third quarter is in line with predictions from the Bank of England and other forecasters.
However, buoyant growth in July was offset by a slowdown in August and September.
It is the highest quarterly growth figure since the fourth quarter of 2016, when the economy grew 0.7%.
Analysts warned the economy had "little underlying momentum" and growth would decline in the final three months.
The ONS also issued a separate monthly figure for September, which, like the previous month, showed zero growth.'
Oddly the BBC don't find any space in their report comparing the UK's economic growth with that of the rest of the EU.
If you do the comparison then you'll discover that whilst the UK's GDP growth figures for Q3 show a near two year high of 0.6%, the stagnating Eurozone in Q3 posted growth of only 0.2%. Which means that Brexit Britain grew three times as fast as the rest of the EU.
I think it's pretty clear why the remoaners at the BBC wouldn't want to compare Brexit Britain with the EU. It also shows that the remoaners refrain that Britain has slumped to the bottom of the growth league is starting to look rather silly…
Thursday, 8 November 2018
'The Labour leadership has failed to make any contact with Jewish Labour MP Luciana Berger — despite the announcement last week of a criminal investigation into violent antisemitic threats made against her.
The JC understands that neither Jeremy Corbyn nor any member of his senior team has offered support of any kind to Ms Berger after Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, confirmed last Friday the start of a criminal probe into the threats that appeared in a dossier of abuse from Labour members.
In a series of potentially catastrophic events for Labour, it has emerged that party officials were fully aware of the threats made to Ms Berger — including the suggestion she was a "Zionist Extremist… about (to) get a good kicking" — for at least six months.
Despite the fact that Ms Berger has been a frequent target of extremists since she was elected Liverpool Wavertree MP in 2010, and that Labour MP Jo Cox was murdered by an extremist in 2016, Labour officials failed to alert Ms Berger or the police about the existence of threats now deemed serious enough for an investigation by Scotland Yard.
Sources close to Ms Berger say the conduct of the Labour leadership over this matter has left her dismayed, with a Labour spokesperson saying, "if someone feels they have been a victim of crime they should report it to the police in the usual way".
But a Labour MP told the JC that this was impossible: Ms Berger could not have reported the threat to the police because the Labour Party had refused to make her aware of it.'
More here in the JChttps://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/labour-snubs-mp-luciana-berger-over-assault-threat but not on the Labour Party's propaganda arm and antisemitic by at least one of the IHRA examples, BBC.
'A Dutch pensioner has started a legal battle to legally change his age and boost his dating prospects.
Emile Ratelband, 69, wants to shift his birthday from 11 March 1949 to 11 March 1969, comparing the change to identifying as being transgender.
"You can change your name. You can change your gender. Why not your age?" he told Dutch paper De Telegraaf.'
The story is reported straight down the line by the BBC or here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46133262 after all if people are free to change sex, at will, then why not change age? Do you see what happens when Pandora's box is opened?
'Shock' as Macron announces French Nazi collaborator Marshal Pétain to be honoured for wartime service per The Jewish Chronicle
'Emmanuel Macron has announced that Marshal Philippe Pétain, the Nazi collaborator whose administration helped deport of tens of thousands of French Jews to death camps, will be honoured a centenary tribute because he "was a great soldier in World War One."'
More here at the JChttps://www.thejc.com/news/world/shock-emmanuel-macron-announces-french-nazi-marshal-p%C3%A9tain-honoured-first-world-war-service.
France's recent history of antisemitism is well documented but has been brushed over by the post second world war French. Somehow I doubt that the antisemitic, by at least one of the IHRA examples, BBC will be disconcerted by the Macron decision.
Wednesday, 7 November 2018
'... Here's the test – if you cannot see the flagrant racism in the BDS movement, and if you are obsessed with the perfidy of the Middle East's only democracy to the exclusion of all else, you are an antisemite.
That means a good proportion of the Labour Party, including the leader, and almost all of Momentum: no brown shirts, no marching bands, but the same old filth, dressed in the clothes of a polytechnic geography lecturer.'
More from Rod Liddle herehttps://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/opinion-rod-liddles-journey-im-woke-to-the-new-antisemitism/ but obviously not on the antisemitic, by at least one of the IHRA examples, BBC.
The BBC were obsessing https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46112026 over the last few days over offence caused by burning an effigy (if you can have an effigy of a building rather than a person) of the Grenfell Tower.
Tasteless, yes but a hate crime? That would be my stance.
This year there were several incidents reported of effigies of Boris Johnson and President Donald Trump being burnt but I don't recall any complaint from the BBC. Likewise when effigies of Mrs Thatcher were burned following her death, the BBC and the British police weren't in the slightest bothered. A biased BBC and police?
'Dahl told the New Statesman: "There is a trait in the Jewish character that does provoke animosity, maybe it's a kind of lack of generosity towards non-Jews. I mean, there's always a reason why anti-anything crops up anywhere; even a stinker like Hitler didn't just pick on them for no reason."
In an interview with the Independent in 1990, months before his death, he described himself as antisemitic and railed against the "Jewish-owned" media.
He told the publication: "It began in 1982 when the Israelis invaded Lebanon. They killed 22,000 civilians when they bombed Beirut. It was very much hushed up in the newspapers because they are primarily Jewish-owned …
"I'm certainly anti-Israeli and I've become antisemitic in as much as that you get a Jewish person in another country like England strongly supporting Zionism. I think they should see both sides. It's the same old thing: we all know about Jews and the rest of it. There aren't any non-Jewish publishers anywhere, they control the media – jolly clever thing to do – that's why the president of the United States has to sell all this stuff to Israel … "'
More here in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/nov/06/royal-mint-roald-dahl-coin-antisemitic-views but obviously not on the antisemitic, by at least one of the IHRA examples, BBC.
I wonder if Jeremy Corbyn is a big fan of Roald Dahl's writing.
Tuesday, 6 November 2018
How much of our educational swamp think similarly?
'A former University of Sussex professor has tweeted "not Saudis, Israelis blew up Twin Towers with help from Zionists in the US govt".
Kees van der Pijl, formerly the Head of Department for International Relations, was responding to a tweet criticising the US for sanctioning Iran. Kees blames Israelis and Zionists (a movement for the development and protection of a Jewish nation in Israel) for the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York.'
More here https://thetab.com/uk/sussex/2018/11/05/sussex-uni-investigates-after-professor-tweets-israelis-blew-up-twin-towers but not on the BBC of course.
Monday, 5 November 2018
Labour group throws out Pittsburgh motion calling for 'eradication' of antisemitism per The Jewish Chronicle
'A Labour Party group has rejected a motion condemning the Pittsburgh synagogue attack.
Steve Cooke, secretary of Norton West branch in the Stockton North constituency, proposed the motion, expressing solidarity with the Jewish community and pledging that antisemitism should be "confronted and eradicated", with Labour leading the way.
Only one other member backed the motion and Mr Cooke said the leader of Stockton-on-Tees Council, Robert Cook, was among those who opposed it.
According to Mr Cooke, opponents of the motion had argued that there was too much focus on "antisemitism this, antisemitism that" suggesting that the text should not refer to antisemitism specifically, but racism in general. "I pointed out that the motion clearly expressed concern about racist hate crime more generally."
He claimed he had been accused "of trying to bring the party into disrepute by associating us with antisemitism" for proposing a motion that "would have strongly dissociated us from any form of hatred towards Jewish people and which would have shown how clear we were about confronting the evil of antisemitism".
Mr Cooke also claimed Stockton North Labour Party had previously voted down his attempts to set up antisemitism awareness training for local members. '
More here at the JC https://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/labour-group-throws-out-pittsburgh-motion-calling-for-eradication-of-antisemitism but not on the antisemitic, by at least one of the IHRA examples, BBC.
Watchdog UK Statistics Authority summons Corbyn and McConnell to meeting over misuse of statistics per City A.M.
'The staff of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and shadow chancellor John McDonnell have been summoned to a meeting by the UK's statistics watchdog over the misuse of stats.
Statistics Authority chairman David Norgrove has previously written to the Labour Party over a "lack of published information on sources, assumptions and methods to support statements".
In February he wrote to the party over claims that Universal Credit would lead 40,000 children into poverty and, in August, Norgrove challenged a calculation that Labour's free bus travel policy could save young people up to £1000 a year.
The latest warning was connected to statements regarding Labour's Inclusive Funds Policy, which were found to be correct. However, the watchdog took issue with the lack of information surrounding the statistics.'
More here at City AM
http://www.cityam.com/268224/watchdog-summons-corbyn-and-mcconnell-meeting-over-misuse but obviously not a word on the Labour Party's propaganda arm, the BBC.
Sunday, 4 November 2018
'James Polite, the 26-year-old man who was arrested Friday for allegedly vandalizing a synagogue in Brooklyn Thursday, is a Democratic activist who once worked for New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and also volunteered for Barack Obama.
The New York Times reported Saturday'
More here https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/11/03/suspect-in-vandalism-attack-on-new-york-synagogue-is-democrat-activist/ but obviously not on the BBC where getting the Democrat vote out means not a negative word about anyone connected with the Democrats.
Saturday, 3 November 2018
A fascinating article about nuclear fusion in The Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6348885/Nuclear-scientists-leap-fusion-power-test-revolutionary-new-energy-generator.html but two things.
First what grouhdsy would the eco-warriors use to oppose nuclear fusion? Almost limitless, cheap power, is a dream for industrial societies but a large number of eco warriors don't really want clean energy they want the end of capitalism - watermelons in other words.
Secondly what did The Mail mean by this nonsense sentence:
'The most advanced state-funded project, called Iter, in the south of France, has Small town was hottest place in solar system Tom Whipple Science Editor been beset by rising costs and delays.'
Friday, 2 November 2018
October Surprise: U.S. Added More Than 1,000 Manufacturing Jobs a Day, Best Since 1998 per Breitbart
Breitbart https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2018/11/02/october-surprise-u-s-added-more-than-1000-manufacturing-jobs-a-day-best-since-1998/ report:
'Rumors of a slowdown in American manufacturing were greatly exaggerated.
The United States added 32,000 new manufacturing jobs in October, more than 1,000 every day, including holidays and weekends. Twenty-one thousand of the new manufacturing goods were in durable goods manufacturing, including more than 10 thousand in transportation manufacturing. More than 6,000 new jobs were added in autos and auto parts. Nearly 5,000 jobs were added by makers of machinery.
October is not typically a strong month for manufacturing jobs. In fact, the U.S. has not created this many manufacturing jobs in October since 1998, according to Department of Labor data. Manufacturing was expected to grow by just 13,000 jobs.
October was a surprisingly strong month for jobs overall, with the economy adding 250,000 jobs. That far exceeded expectations of 190,000.'
Somehow I don't think that the BBC will report this news, after all there are mid-term elections to win for the Democratic Party.
Guido Fawkes reports https://order-order.com/2018/11/02/criminal-investigation-into-labour-anti-semitism-as-38-believe-corbyn-is-an-anti-semite/
'... a new Populus/BICOM poll found that 38% of Brits believe that Corbyn himself is anti-Semitic. Only 1 in 4 people agreed that he was a "committed campaigner against racism of all kinds, including antisemitism", while as few as 19% believed that he had "worked hard to deliver peace between Israel and the Palestinians". Almost double that number instead thought that he "only seems interested in talking to those organisations which have been deemed terrorists by the British Government, the EU and the US State Department". '
Only 38% of people think Jeremy Corbyn is antisemitic? What would persuade the other 62%, what evidence would they need?
The BBC report https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46070229
'Police have launched a criminal inquiry into allegations of anti-Semitic hate crimes within the Labour Party.
Met Police chief Cressida Dick told the BBC her officers were assessing online material because it appears "there may have been a crime committed".
It comes after LBC Radio obtained an internal Labour dossier detailing 45 cases, involving messages posted by party members on social media.
Ms Dick says the Met had a duty to assess the material and not dismiss it.
She told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that her officers were seeking advice from the Crown Prosecution Service.
But she insisted the Met was "not investigating" the Labour Party itself.
LBC handed the dossier to Ms Dick in an interview in September.
It had previously passed the leaked material to ex-police officer Mak Chishty in September, who said that 17 instances should have been reported to the police for investigation, and another four were potential race hate crimes.'
The question that I believe arises comes from this line:
'But she insisted the Met was "not investigating" the Labour Party itself.'
Thursday, 1 November 2018
The BBC continually inform us that Brexit can't work so it's not a surprise that the BBC News Home page https://www.bbc.co.uk/news doesn't have an article about The Times's report that Theresa May has agreed a tentative post-Brexit deal with Brussels on financial services. Neither do the BBC report on their home news page that Sterling is up around 1.39% against the US Dollar today, as well as up over 0.5% against the Euro.
Why might the BBC want to keep any good economic news, or good Brexit news from the British people?
"This evil, anti-Semitic attack is an assault on all of us. It is an assault on humanity. It must be confronted and condemned everywhere it rears its ugly head. We must stand with our Jewish brothers and sisters to defeat anti-Semitism and vanquish the forces of hate. Those seeking their destruction, we will seek their destruction."
Said by Jeremy Corbyn? Don't be ridiculous, he calls organisations dedicated to killing Jews his 'friends', stands at the graves of Islamist terrorists, appears on Iran's Press TV, and so on.
It was said by President Donald Trump which is why the BBC won't report his words and one of the reasons why the BBC exacerbates antisemitism.
More about that speech herehttps://www.jta.org/2018/10/29/news-opinion/netanyahu-praises-trump-for-condemning-anti-semitism-following-pittsburgh-attack
'Ms Thornton, the former head of the Thames Valley force who now chairs the National Police Chiefs' Council... highlighted the Law Commission's review into whether hate crime laws should be extended to cover offences motivated by hostility towards a victim's sex or age.
Ms Thornton said while "treating misogyny as a hate crime is a concern for some well-organised campaigning organisations" forces "do not have the resources to do everything".
She said: "I want us to solve more burglaries and bear down on violence before we make more records of incidents that are not crimes", adding she hoped the review "takes account of the pressure on forces before suggesting the law is changed".
Ms Thornton said historical investigations was "another example of issues that matter very much to some but they undoubtedly take resources away".
She told delegates: "While I understand those who have been harmed seek answers, I remain unconvinced that it is appropriate to commit significant resources investigating allegations against those who have died."'
Very sensible words, so ready yourself for the SJWs attacking Ms Thornton's words.
Rest of the BBC report herehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46053069
Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Far-left Labour members remove commitment to “recognise” and “oppose antisemitism” from Pittsburgh motion
The Red Roar report https://www.theredroar.com/2018/10/far-left-labour-members-remove-commitment-to-recognise-and-oppose-antisemitism-from-pittsburgh-motion/
'Far-left Labour members remove commitment to "recognise" and "oppose antisemitism" from Pittsburgh motion
Southend West CLP amended motion expressing solidarity with victims of Pittsburgh attack to remove commitment to "recognise" and "oppose antisemitism".
Far-left members of Southend West CLP amended a motion of condolence for victims of the Pittsburgh massacre to remove sentences which recognised antisemitism's existence and committed to opposing antisemitism.
The motion was proposed by moderate party members following the massacre of eleven people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, USA. According to the FBI, the gunman said during the shooting "they're committing genocide to my people", and "I want to kill all the Jews."
The original motion noted the events and the antisemitic views of the shooter, offered condolences to the victims and solidarity to Jews around the world. It went on to recognise that "antisemitism exists in society and … all forms of antisemitism must be eradicated", and called Labour "to lead the way in opposing antisemitism and fighting racism in all levels of society."
These last two statements were contested by far-left party members, and a compromise motion was instead passed which removed both lines. They were replaced instead by a commitment from the CLP "to reach out to the local synagogue with our condolences."'
That parts of the Jeremy Corbyn lead Labour Party have to compromise on antisemitism doesn't surprise me but it should.
Nothing on the BBC about this, obviously.
'Less than 20 percent of the identified 1,523 known victims of historic grooming and rape in Rotherham have been engaged by police.
After a jury at Sheffield Crown Court found seven men, six Pakistani-heritage, one of Yemeni-heritage, guilting of the historic sexual abuse of five vulnerable underaged girls in the Yorkshire town, the National Crime Agency, likened to the U.S.'s FBI, also announced that Operation Stovewood has resulted in just 14 successful prosecutions.
"There are currently 22 separate investigations under the Stovewood umbrella, with 147 suspects identified and more than 290 complainants engaging with officers. 24 suspects have been charged and 12 have been arrested (or attended a police station voluntarily) and bailed or released under investigation," the NCA said.
There are also 275 other people also under investigation, with the majority of the some-400 individuals being investigated still living in Rotherham, reports The Metro.
Of the survivors of exploitation in the town, 296 — all female — are actively engaged with police officers, representing just 19 percent of the total identified, and not including any who are yet to come forward. The original figure identified by the Jay Report — 1,400 — was revised upward by more than one hundred last year, alone.'
You can read more in London's Metro newspaper, available on London Underground trains, or on Breitbarthttps://www.breitbart.com/europe/2018/10/30/police-less-than-20-1523-known-grooming-gang-victims-rotherham/
Obviously as not reported by the BBC.