Saturday, 17 November 2018

Is the BBC biased?: Emily Maitlis's question about democracy

Craig at has a great spot from the BBC's Emily Maitlis:

'I'm going to say something really unpopular, which is that we keep on talking about, you know, the problem with democracy and the problem with the deficit, but at what point you to say, actually, democracy is not as important as the future economy and stability and prosperity of the country right now?'

Words fail me but I'm not really that shocked by the words of a BBCoid. 

Friday, 16 November 2018

Rotherham child sexual abuse: Six men jailed per BBC News

The BBC reluctantly report that

'Six men have been jailed for sexually exploiting young girls in Rotherham who were gang-raped and abused by them.

The men subjected the five girls to "degrading and violent" acts using drink, drugs and the "excitement of friendship" to lure them in.

One girl told a trial how she had sex with "at least 100 Asian men" by the time she was 16, while another described being passed around the gang.

They were sentenced to between 10 and 23 years at Sheffield Crown Court.

The men, who are all of British Pakistani heritage, targeted and groomed the girls over seven years.

The court heard they "destroyed" them and that their childhood had been taken from them.'

No mention of what motivated these men, that would be verboten. 

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Hidden in this BBC report

This BBC report 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

Nick Clegg told us that the EU Army is a Dangerous Fantasy

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... 

Doctor Who recap: series 37, episode six – Demons of the Punjab per The Guardian

The BBC's review of the latest SJW BBC Doctor Who 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. 

Heavy Gaza-Israel fire traded overnight per BBC News (Part 1)

The BBC have finally managed to report 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."[175][330]

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."[175][330]

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."[331][332]

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.[333][334][335][336]

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.[337]

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.[338]

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.[339]'

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. 

The recount crisis in Florida

Very little coverage of the Florida recounts on the BBC, are even the BBC embarrassed by what's happening in Florida? Of course not, the BBC are right on side with the Democrats in Florida. 

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.

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 la-bibby but obviously not on the, antisemitic by at least one of the IHRA examples, BBC. 

Watch "Leftist Protesters Get Perfectly Checkmated" on YouTube

This piece of video amused me... 

Friday, 9 November 2018

UK economy grows at fastest rate since late 2016 per BBC News

The BBC report 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

Labour snubs MP Luciana Berger over assault threat per The Jewish Chronicle

'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 JC but not on the Labour Party's propaganda arm and antisemitic by at least one of the IHRA examples, BBC. 

Dutch man, 69, brings lawsuit to lower his age 20 years per BBC News

'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 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 JC

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

British antisemitism - The Test

'... 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 here but obviously not on the antisemitic, by at least one of the IHRA examples, BBC. 

Grenfell fire: When does causing offence become a crime? - BBC News

The BBC were obsessing 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? 

Royal Mint rejected Roald Dahl coin over antisemitic views | Books per The Guardian

'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 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

Sussex Uni professor tweets ‘Israelis blew up Twin Towers’

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.'

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 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 but obviously not a word on the Labour Party's propaganda arm, the BBC. 

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Suspect in Vandalism Attack on New York Synagogue Is Democrat Activist per Breitbart

'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 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

Nuclear scientists take leap towards fusion power as they test revolutionary new energy generator

A fascinating article about nuclear fusion in The Mail 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 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. 

38% Believe Corbyn is an Anti-Semite

Guido Fawkes reports

'... 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? 

Police probe into anti-Semitism in Labour - BBC News - One question arising

The BBC report

'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.' 

Why not?