Thursday, 22 February 2018

Camden stabbings: 'Stop using knives' begs grieving mother per BBC News

The BBC try to push the usual angles in this report and I really can't get out of my head the idea that London is descending into anarchy.

However noticeable is that the BBC don't report that these murders came just as the Metropolitan Police revealed the results of a week-long anti-weapons operation, Operation Sceptre, which resulted in nearly 300 arrests and 265 knives being seized. In addition six firearms and 45 other offensive weapons were also confiscated.

"Officers carried out 645 weapon sweeps across London and executed 76 intelligence-led warrants. Proactive operations to target wanted knife crime offenders were also carried out," the Met said. 

A raid at a single house in Camden resulted in the confiscation of a number of prohibited knives, a knuckle duster, multiple firearms and a crossbow.

Do you feel safe in your part of London?
Do you feel safe visiting vibrant areas of London?
I used to frequent Camden Town, haven't been there for a couple of years now. London is being ghettoised and it will only get worse. I give it five years before there are no go areas in London, similar to those in Paris as well as other French, Dutch and Swedish cities.

Israel foiled 'plane terror plot' in Australia and BBC News can't find an anti Israel angle

The BBC report this news and can't find an anti Israel angle to the story.

'Israel helped avert an alleged terror plot in Australia to bring down a plane last year, both nations have confirmed.

Last July, Australian police charged two brothers over an alleged plan to blow up an Etihad Airways flight travelling from Sydney to Abu Dhabi.

In a speech in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu credited his nation's intelligence agencies with preventing "an unimaginable slaughter".

Authorities have said the alleged plot was linked to the Islamic State group.'

Poor BBC, having to report a news story that shows Israel in a positive light. A crack/crap team of BBC journalists must be looking for a dozen anti Israel stories to 'balance' their coverage.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Stasi File Reveals Corbyn's Peace Group Was Infiltrated By East German Spies per Guido Fawkes

Guido Fawkes had another piece about Jeremy Corbyn's alleged links with hard-line community states during the Cold War. Read the whole piece here and prepare to be shocked.

Here's the end of that piece:

'There are several questions for Corbyn to answer;

Was he aware that a group which he helped run had been targeted and infiltrated by the Stasi and the StB?

What information did LAP representatives "exchange" with East German officials?

Why did Labour MPs in Corbyn's group push the policies of the GDR in the House of Commons and at Labour conference?

Most of all, why was a group with which Corbyn had considerable involvement so close to spies for two hostile totalitarian regimes at the height of the Cold War?'

Questions that the BBC will never ask. I note that the BBC are still doing their best to ignore this news story, they ate desperately hoping that they can manufacture something else to obsess over.

Trump pushes for ban on gun 'bump stocks' per BBC News

Let me get this straight, the BBC's beloved Barack Hussein Obama didn't bring in gun controls in the eight years that he was President but President Donald Trump is about to. The BBC's illiberal tiny minds must be in turmoil.

Best not to mention that fact in any piece on gun control, like this one

The BBC's bias is so obvious.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

BBC Ask Corbyn If He's a Czech Spy per Guido Fawkes who misses the point

Guido Fawkes reports that the BBC have finally asked Jeremy Corbyn about the Czech spy claims:

'The BBC have finally jumped on the Agent COB story, only to blow it with a stupid question. Rather than ask something pertinent about what information he handed to a communist spy, BBC finance reporter Steph McGovern went with: "Are you a Czech spy?" He replied: "No".'

A) The claim being made isn't that Jeremy Corbyn was a spy, but rather that he met with and gave information to a Communist State spy.

B) The claim isn't about the current time but the past.

So the question shouldn't have been "Are you (now) a Czech spy?" but "Were you (then) a Czech informant ?"

Was this wording of the question a mistake by the BBC? Possibly, but more likely a deliberate ruse to allow Jeremy Corbyn to answer no and deny what wasn't the actual accusation. Once again is the BBC operating as the propaganda arm of the Labour Party.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Corbyn Campaign Chief Dished Out Money For Russian News Agency per Guido Fawkes

The allegations about links between Jeremy 'friends in Hamas and Hezbollah' Corbyn, John 'kneecaping' McDonnell and other senior Labour Party figures keep on coming. Here's a new one from Guido Fawkes

'One of Jeremy Corbyn's top allies worked as a London correspondent for the Soviet Union's news agency during the Cold War. Unite union Chief of Staff Andrew Murray – who was seconded to Corbyn's inner circle during last year's General Election campaign – worked for the USSR's Novosti organisation between 1986-7 (the height of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament). '

But still the BBC avoid the subject.

Even Theresa May has responded to a question about the matter at a news conference.

How long can the BBC not report the story? What exposé of a right of centre figure are the BBC manufacturing so as to keep the attention well away from Comrade Corbyn?

Gaza women's TV channel blocked by Hamas per BBC News

This BBC report manages not to blame Israel at all for Hamas's actions, which makes a pleasant change.

It's strange that the BBC feel the need add to every report that mentions Israeli settlements a paragraph pointing out that they are regarded as illegal. However the BBC don't include a paragraph in this report explaining that Hamas is regarded, either in whole or in part, as a terrorist organization by several countries and international organizations, most notably by Israel, the united  States and the European Union.

The BBC is institutionally anti Israel, as The Balen Report doubtless revealed, hence why the BBC have been so desperate to keep that report secret. #ReleaseTheBalenReport

Stephen Glover asks why the BBC is ignoring Corbyn claims

This piece by Stephen Glover is worth a read, raising many points that deserve repetition including some What-iffery around how the BBC would report a news story about alleged links between Theresa May and the South Africa regime of the 1980s. The BBC's bias is clear and obvious to anyone with eyes and ears.

Here's an extract from Stephen Glover's piece:

'But it isn't the first time it has looked the other way where Corbyn is concerned. In the weeks before last June's election, it seemed deliberately to avoid reminding people of his discreditable past.

This includes asking two former IRA convicts to speak in the House of Commons a fortnight after the IRA had tried to blow up Margaret Thatcher, killing five people in the process; and, as recently as 2009, describing the Islamic terrorists of Hezbollah and Hamas as his 'friends'.

Now the BBC turns a blind eye to a truly shocking allegation – that Jeremy Corbyn consorted with this country's enemies while holding public office. It may be false. But if it is even partly true, the implications are appalling.Will we ever find out what really happened? Not if the mighty broadcaster which controls so many of our airwaves has anything to do with it.'

How can the BBC be made to report news in an impartial manner? I fear that there is no practical way of achieving this and so more serious action needs to be taken against the BBC.

Tories Demand Agent COB Faces Foreign Affairs Select Committee per Guido Fawkes

The Jeremy Corbyn Communist Informant story moves on, not that the BBC will tell you.

Guido Fawkes reports that:

'The Tories are calling for Jeremy Corbyn to be hauled before the Foreign Affairs select committee to face questions over his links to a Czech spymaster. David Morris has written to FASC chairman Tom Tugendhat asking him to bring Agent COB in for an evidence session to"allow the facts to be established and individuals to clear their name". '

Guido Fawkes has the letter. Do read it all but here's a pertinent part:

' Given that it is widely accepted the Czech intelligence service had a track record of successfully penetrating Parliament – including the recruitment of at least two senior Labour MP's – John Stonehouse and Will Owen there are strong grounds to warrant further investigation of these reports.

We are fortunate that a number of former Soviet Bloc Intelligence agencies have had their files preserved. The Stasi of the DDR have had many of their records preserved and they may also shed some light on the issue.'

As Guido says:

'The man who wants to be Prime Minister has been accused by a Czech spy of handing information to Britain's enemies – something he does not deny. At the very least we should be told what Corbyn said in his meetings with Jan Sarkocy, and allow him to answer the very pertinent questions about his judgement in being foolish enough to meet Soviet bloc "diplomats". '

Add Jeremy Corbyn's' holiday' in East Germany to the enquiry and I think this could be very interesting, especially if the Czech and East German intelligence files mention comrades Corbyn, McDonnell and Abbott.

It would be interesting to speculate at what point the Labour Party's propaganda arm, the BBC, will report on this news story. The BBC were happy to report all sorts of wild speculation surrounding urinating Russian prostitutes and Donald Trump, as well as pretty much any claims of collusion between Donald Trump and the Russian government, yet about Jeremy Corbyn... nothing. It's almost as though the BBC want to keep the British public in ignorance about these claims.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Jeremy Corbyn and Eastern European Communist regimes, what was the attraction

Jeremy Corbyn, or at least Labour Party spokesmen, are denying that there was any collusion between Comrade Corbyn and the Communist Czech regime during the Cold War.

Monkey Brains at reminds me that Jeremy Corbyn took a motorbike holiday, with Diane Abbot, to Communist East Germany during the Cold War, quite an unusual holiday destination at the time.

Maybe an inquisitive BBC reporter might ask what attracted Jeremy Corbyn to holiday in the hard line Communist country. Why holiday in East Germany whilst the government there was imprisoning and murdering those caught fleeing to the West? What was he doing there really?

Of course the BBC functions as the propaganda arm of the Labour Party so no such questions will be asked of Jeremy Corbyn.

Will any interviewer of Jeremy Corbyn ask the questions? Or is the implied threat of retaliation by Jeremy Corbyn's "friends" too much of a deterrent?

Lucy Powell MP and hypocrite

I can't be bothered to waste my time on Lucy Powell MP and hypocrite. Biased BBC have the story here

Labour hypocrisy stinks.

Russia Dagestan shooting: Five women killed in attack on churchgoers - perpetrator won't surprise you

Even the BBC have to report that:

' "We had finished the mass and were beginning to leave the church. A bearded man ran towards the church shouting 'Allahu Akbar' (God is greatest) and killed four people," the priest said.'

I'd quibble with their translation of Allahu Akbar, I'd say the meaning is 'Our God Allah is greater than your God' but how could the worshippers of multi culturalism at the BBC ever acknowledge that?

Czech agent claims 15 Labour MPs met spies as Ken Livingstone and John McDonnell deny claims

Following the recent claims that Jeremy Corbyn had supplied information to the rather nasty Communist regime running Czechoslovakia during the Cold War, claims reported in The Sun and other newspapers but not on the BBC, today we can read in the Sunday Telegraph that the claims involve more leading (and prominent) Labour politicians:

'Ken Livingstone, John McDonnell and Jeremy Corbyn were part of a group of at least 15 senior Labour figures who shared information with Eastern bloc agents, it is claimed.

Jan Sarkocy, a former Czechoslovak spy, described the MPs as "great sources" to himself or his colleagues in the KGB.

The new claims come after he said on Friday that the Labour leader had shared information with the Communist Czechoslovak regime.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Mr Sarkocy claimed that:Mr Livingstone also discussed information with the Czechoslovak regime;

The future London mayor made frequent visits to the Czechoslovak embassy, where he drank whisky;

Mr McDonnell met a KGB agent on several occasions'

Bearing in mind the headlines accorded to claims that President Donald Trump's son had met with Russians, an unbiased news reporting organisation would accord similar time to reporting these claims. However since the BBC is less an independent news reporting organisation and more like the propaganda arm of the Labour Party, I expect nothing about this story at all, beyond maybe reporting Labour Party denials.

The BBC's bias becomes ever more obvious and disgusting.

For BBC News the history of Jerusalem began in 1967

This BBC report on an incident between Gaza and Israel contains one of those BBC standard paragraphs that shows their bias whilst trying not to.

'Israel regards Jerusalem as its indivisible capital. Palestinians want the east of the city, which Israel occupied in the 1967 Middle East war, to be a capital of a future state.'

Q. So who occupied Jerusalem prior to 1967? 
A.  Jordan, the country created as the state for the Arabs on the majority of the land promised to the future Jewish state.

Q. Israel has ceded control of the Temple Mount to the Islamic Waqf, it also being the third holiest site in Islam. How did Jordan treat Jewish worshippers 1948-1967?
A. They banned Jewish worship at the holiest remaining site in Judaism, the Western (Wailing) wall, used Jewish cemetery headstones for paving and turned the Jewish graveyards into toilets.

Some facts that the BBC deliberately hide by only starting the history of Jerusalem in 1967. Just how damming was the Balen Report?

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Iranian wrestler Karimachiani banned for throwing match per BBC News

Antisemitism in sport:

'Wrestling's global sporting body has banned an Iranian athlete for six months for deliberately throwing a match to avoid an Israeli opponent.

Alireza Karimachiani was winning a match against his Russian opponent in November's under-23 world championships when his coach ordered him to lose.

If he had won, he would have faced an Israeli athlete in the next round.Iran does not recognise the state of Israel and bans its athletes from competing against Israelis.'

Casual antisemitism from an Iranian. I wonder what the former part time Iranian state TV presenter, Jeremy Corbyn has to say about this news. Would he also oppose contact with Israelis?

The BBC article is here

Imagine if...

Not for the first time, see many previous posts, I find myself asking 'imagine if' when reading (or rather not reading) BBC coverage of a news story.

Imagine if Theresa May was revealed to possibly have had contacts with the South African apartheid regime during the 1980s or with General Pinochet's regime. Headline news on the BBC, interviews with disgusted anti apartheid campaigners and fighters for freedom (and vicious Marxism) in South America.

However as the story, not being reported, by the BBC concerns Jeremy Corbyn and a hardliners Communist regime, there's not a word on the BBC.

As Alicia Sinclair comments on
'At the very time when Havel was in prison, not long after Jan Palach had immolated himself in Wenceslas Square? Corbyn was telling the Czech spies in this country all about who their enemies were, so they could pre-empt opposition. And the BBC don`t regard this as news?'

Isn't a political party leader possibly being guilty of crimes up to the level of treason newsworthy?

For the BBC nothing must be allowed to get in the way of the Brexit decision being reversed, President Trump being removed from office and most importantly Jeremy Corbyn leading the Labour Party to power as soon as possible.

Just as with Melita Norwood, it seems that helping/spying/informing for an enemy Communist state is not a crime so far as the BBC are concerned.

History Lessons from Years Under Islamism in Iran

'Iranians did not just submit to these new laws; they rose up in protest. This uprising was met with torture, rape, and death. With the regime eager to wipe any who dared to resist, the people had no choice but to surrender. Everyone's daily activities were now under the scrutiny of the Islamists.

Many will still think it is impossible for something like this to happen in their country. What they fail to understand is that Iran is an example of exactly how successful this meticulous grab for power can be. Islamists in other countries including the West are pursuing the same techniques on the path to seizing power. It is a quiet, and subtle process, until the moment you wake up with no rights, a culture of fear, and no promise that you will live in freedom or even to see the next day.'

Plenty more about Iran here to read.

Whilst reading the whole article, one could ponder why Jeremy Corbyn gets a free pass for previously appearing on, and even being a part time presenter on, Iran's Press TV. The sainted Jeremy Corbyn appearing on, and therefore tacitly supporting, the state TV station of a state that murders its citizens, is homophobic and anti democratic. Is that excused because Iran is also implacably anti Israel and anti the USA? These lefty types really are quite vile.

A serious, unbiased, news organisation would ask questions about the suitability for power for such a person who appears on Iranian television, calls Islamist terrorist organisations 'friends', consorted with the IRA, allegedly was an informant for the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia during the Cold War, supports the vicious regimes in Cuba and Venezuela. However the BBC is so biased in its support for the Labour Party that it will ignore such questions, preferring to attack Trump and Brexit.

The BBC is a clear and present danger to the interests of the United Kingdom, it has to be tackled.

Jeremy Corbyn urged to come clean over 'links to Soviet bloc spy agencies' as MI6 chief raps 'naive' Labour leader per The Sun

The Sun reports more on the Jeremy Corbyn links to at least one Communist regime during the Cold War.

'... Sir Richard [Dearlove], who lead MI6 from 1999-2004, was also the Secret Intelligence Service's head of station in Prague in the 1970s.The ex-spymaster added: "These are genuine documents which shows he was targeted and the case was advanced, at a time when a very unpleasant Czech regime was persecuting dissidents. They were the enemies of the West."They wouldn't have targeted him unless they believed he was a Communist fellow traveller."'

That phrase 'Communist Fellow Traveller' is rather apt and could be applied to several more of the people currently leading the British Labour Party.

The BBC are still doing their best to ignore this highly relevant news story. Are the trying to hide negative news about the leader of their favourite political party? How many people in the BBC were also Communist fellow travellers in the 1970s and 1980s? How many still are today?

The BBC cess pit of bias needs to be cleaned up. The views that the BBC push are antithetical to the interests of the United Kingdom.

Russia-Trump inquiry: Russian foreign minister dismisses FBI charges per BBC News

The BBC excitedly report on the latest developments in the Russia - Trump affair. The mood music is that Trump and the Russians were linked. However read on just past the point where lead line readers have stopped reading and you find this:

'Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said there was no allegation that any American was "a knowing participant in this illegal activity" nor was it alleged that the meddling altered the election outcome.'

Best not repeat that line too often BBC, you wouldn't want the mood music to go off-key.

Agent COB Was 'Paid Informant' Alleges Czech Spy per Guido Fawkes

Was Jeremy Corbyn really a 'Paid Informant' for the Czech Communist Regime?

'Agent COB was a paid informant of the Czechoslovak secret police according to the agent who claims to have been his handler. Czech TV channel CT24 is reporting:

The head of British Labour Jeremy Corbyn consciously collaborated with the STB and took the money for it, former member of the STB Jan Sarkocy, who Corbyn met, told told ČTK. '

Still not a word about these claims on the institutionally pro Labour Party BBC.

More here

Friday, 16 February 2018

"Guam will Capsize and Tip Over into the ocean Hank Johnson"

Is this gentleman a relative of Dianne Abbot? He's got a similar level of grasp on reality to Ms Abbot.

Jeremy Corbyn's choice of interviewers per Guido Fawkes

'Jeremy Corbyn has taken part in an event for the Show Racism the Red Card charity, giving an interview to Corbynista YouTube star David Vujanic for the Guardian website yesterday.

Jezza and Vujanic got on famously, bumping fists and discussing, among other things, why fighting racism is so important and how there should be "zero tolerance" to those guilty of racist abuse. Labour did vet the Twitter feed of Corbyn's new pal, didn't they? '

Guido Fawkes has the offending Tweets

Imagine a senior Conservative politican being tame interviewed by a seemingly racist, the BBC would be up in arms. But when it's Saint Jeremy and someone who, hopefully, jokes about Jews and blacks, then not a word from the institutionally pro Labour Party BBC.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

PC ideology explained

'...  you can't win with PC ideology.

A man with a bushy beard waving a machete about "self identifies" as a woman – you MUSt believe (add the appropriate, agreed personal pronoun) or commit a transphobic hate crime

A man with a bushy beard waving a machete about "self identifies" as a muslim (Allahü akhbar) – you MUSt disbelief him (no PC problem with "him", I think) or commit an islamophobic hate crime – no believer in the Religion of Peace could by definition exhibit threatening behaviour.'

Nicely explained by ID on February 14, 2018 at 6:11 pm at

'Agent COB' (Jeremy Corbyn) Doesn't Deny Passing Information to Commie Spies per Guido Fawkes

Guido Fawkes has a fine update to The Sun's piece on Jeremy Corbyn and the Czech 'diplomat'.

'Worth reading closely the legalistic wording of this statement provided to the Sun by "Agent COB":

"The claim that he was an agent, asset or informer for any intelligence agency is entirely false and a ridiculous smear.

Like other MPs, Jeremy has met diplomats from many countries. In the 1980s he met a Czech diplomat, who did not go by the name of Jan Dymic, for a cup of tea in the House of Commons. Jeremy neither had nor offered any privileged information to this or any other diplomat."

Jezza says he "neither had nor offered" any"privileged information" to the Czech spy. That is denying something different. The Czech secret police files claim Corbyn gave them a newspaper article about MI5 and discussed his take on British security measures, neither of which would count as "privileged". There is no denial from Corbyn that he passed information to Britain's enemies at the height of the Cold War. 

What did he talk to them about? Was he really naive enough to believe this was just a "diplomat"? Many questions to answer…'

Many questions for Jeremy Corbyn to answer indeed but don't expect the institutionally pro Labour Party BBC to ask them. Rather disgustingly, despite the millions of deaths carried out in the name of socialism/communism/Marxism, the BBC, like comrades Corbyn, McDonnell, Abbott etc. still carry a torch for this vile murderous philosophy.

'Jeremy Corbyn met a Communist spy during the Cold War and 'briefed' evil regime of clampdown by British intelligence'

The Sun's revelations about Jeremy Corbyn meeting a Communist spy during the Cold War is not that surprising to me, Corbyn is obviously 'a wrong' un' and has been on the wrong side of most political and moral matters.

This news will obviously not be reported on the institutionally pro Labour Party BBC.

One part of the Sun report is especially damming:

'"At the time dissidents were under attack and being imprisoned in Czechoslovakia. In the struggle between the dissidents who were trying to overthrow the communist government and the Czech government, Corbyn is working on the side of the Czech government.

"The Czechs were interested in anti-communists and they are using Corbyn for immediate operational information useful to them.

"Czechoslovakia, then a puppet state of the Soviet Union, relied on a secret police force known as the Statni Bezpecnost or StB.

Mr Corbyn was allegedly sought out because they believed he was well informed about "persons who are in contact with the anti-communist agencies" — potentially other politicians understood to be working for MI5 and MI6.'

Isn't there a word for someone who betrays agents working for his nation to that of an enemy state? That the BBC won't report this news speaks volumes for their bias and the need to classify the BBC as a clear and present danger to the interests of the United Kingdom.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Condemnation of Israel isn't necessarily anti Semitic, however...

"Criticism of Israeli government policy is not in and out itself necessarily antisemitic. But what else can we call criticism that selectively condemns only the Jewish state and effectively denies its right to exist, to defend itself while systematically ignoring or excusing the violence and oppression all around it?"

Wise words from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in January 2014. I wonder what Jeremy 'friends' with Hamas and Hezbollah Corbyn would say to that.

Quote sourced from here

Imagine if...

Imagine the furore on the BBC and the other left wing news outlets if a Republican had been found to be in contact with leaders of the Klu Klux Klan. How long would he be allowed to last in his job?

However when it's senior Democratic Party figure linked, again, with the anti Semitic and (at least previously) separist Nation of Islam, not a word.

The Daily Caller has the story:

'Democratic Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, has attended multiple meetings with Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan while in Congress, The Daily Caller has learned.'

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

BBC deliberately jumbles cause and effect, also amplifying disinformation in Iran drone story

The recent story of the Israeli shooting down of an Iranian drone and the subsequent events is yet another example of biased BBC reporting. Newswatch have an excellent report on this story  Here is a short extract:

'As we see the BBC's reporting on this story focused primarily on the loss of an Israeli jet rather than on what caused that event – also the story's main issue – the attempt by Iran to infiltrate Israel. Not only did the BBC choose to amplify Iranian and Syrian disinformation on the story but it also implied to audiences that there is room for doubt regarding the veracity of official Israeli accounts.'

I would expect no better from the institutionally anti Israel BBC, what did the Balen Report reveal that was so bad that the BBC won't reveal its contents?

Bbcwatch also add something that had previously escaped me:

'... (BBC) failing to clarify that Iran's transfer of weapons to Hizballah in Lebanon breaches UN Security Council resolution 1701.'

The BBC is quick, even eager, to report Israel breaking UN resolutions but less so when it's Iran breaking the resolutions. The BBC's hatred for Israel, love for the word revolution (even when it's an Islamic revolution, and it's desire to avoid being negative about Islam means that this sort of biased reporting is to be expected. The BBC is a clear and present danger to Israel, the UK and civilisation.

Is the BBC biased?: The Curious Case of the Missing Front Page

This post about BBC bias by not reporting is a pretty cut and dried item.

'It's certainly true that Neil's tweets - 19 of them - feature every other front page (plus many a back page) and that only the Mail on Sunday's front page about Brendan Cox is missing. For some reason.'

However I'm sure that the BBC would have a better explanation than we don't report negatively on our heroes unless there is really no alternative.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

John McDonnell: Labour public ownership plan will cost nothing per BBC News

The BBC report on the latest pronouncements of the Labour Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, John 'kneecaping' McDonnell.

I found this statement interesting:
"We'll move away from the failed privatisation model of the past, developing new democratic forms of ownership, joining other countries, regions and cities across the world in taking control of our essential services."

Which regions and cities is John McDonnell referring to? Venezuela? Cuba?

Syria war: Israeli fighter jet crashes under Syria fire, military says per BBC News

This BBC report ends with this:

'Iran - together with Russia - is a key supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose troops have been fighting rebel groups since 2011.

Last November, a Western intelligence source told the BBC that Tehran was establishing a permanent military base inside Syria.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that "Israel will not let that happen".

Iran has faced accusations that it is seeking to establish not just an arc of influence but a logistical land supply line from Iran through to the Shia Hezbollah movement in Lebanon.'

Hezbollah? Has anybody asked Jeremy Corbyn what he thinks of his friends in Hezbollah receiving money and weapons from his former paymasters in Iran?

Friday, 9 February 2018

Sometimes men deserve to be paid more per Rod Liddle in The Spectator

This Spectator article is a must read, as those by Rod Liddle generally are. It ends with a long anecdote:

'I say Today was an entirely women-only zone, but it wasn't quite. At the end of the show they read out the names of the programme editors and studio producer — and there was a bloke's name there.

As a former boss of the show, I had a guess at why this would be. When I was there the staff were pretty much split 50-50 between men and women, perhaps with a slight female bias. And women were represented equally throughout each of the BBC's ludicrous grading system on the programme.

But in my time, the male producers earned considerably more than the female producers. Why was this? Institutionalised sexism and unfairness on the part of me, the editor? No. The staff onToday work three kinds of shifts. A tiny minority work a congenial nine-to-five shift on a planning desk. But the rest of the producers do either an 11-hour day or a 13-hour night. Those night shifts are a killer, literally and metaphorically. Working through the night is seriously injurious to health and can be catastrophic for family life — and so the extra money paid to the people who did these horrible shifts seems to me entirely just.

Now, both sexes were meant to do the night shift —after all, you can't put a decent edition ofToday out without a team working overnight. But during my time, more and more women presented compelling (to the BBC) reasons for why they couldn't work overnight — mostly, but by no means exclusively, because of child care. And so they were made exempt. One after another came to me and said: 'I'm pregnant, can't do nights, sorry.' Or, 'I've got kids — can't do nights'. Or even simply — 'The doctor says I can't do nights'.

The Today hand-over meeting between the two teams was at eight o'clock in the evening. And I would watch as the largely female day team greeted the sallow, red-eyed, zombified young men turning up for their third of three consecutive night shifts. I ought to add that some women were happy to do nights, but far fewer. So that's why men, back in 2003, earned more money than women: they did the same job, but at a different, much less congenial, time.

And so after three hours of women-only interviews on theToday programme last Tuesday morning, perhaps the most revelatory and informative nugget of information came right at the end, just before the pips: they had a bloke working overnight, because that's what blokes do. And very few people will have picked it up.

A great shame, really, because it is just one — among a million — examples as to why the gender pay gap is a myth, a fabrication. There is an earnings gap between men and women, but not a pay gap. Do the same job as men and you will be paid the same amount of money.'

More inconvenient facts that the social justice warriors and feminists/midandrists at the BBC will ignore.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

The Battle for Andrew McCabe's Text Messages

Judicial Watch aren't letting go of this matter. Not that you'd know from the paltry BBC coverage of this story.

BBC One - Question Time, 2018, 08/02/2018 - Another Remain majority panel

This week's panel consists of one Brexiteer, Richard Tice: 'leave means leave'

And then there's:
Emily Thornberry: 'Brexiteers have voted to steal neighbours jobs'

Claire Perry: Brexiteers are 'Swivel eyed'

Rachel Sylvester: 'Selfish Brexiteers' 

Terry Christian: 'I don't think the Brexit/Leave types have any idea how much and how deeply they've fucked us all up - a 36% idiots set us back 50 years''

That's 4 Remainers to 1 Brexiteer on tonight's panel, is that balanced?  I suppose for the BBC, who also have David Dimbleby there to ensure Brexit is rubbished as much as possible, it is. Just what would give pleasure to the institutionally pro EU BBC.

Bank of England hints at earlier and larger rate rises and BBC News feel secure in reporting one aspect

One line in this BBC report caught my eye:

'Growth is modest by historic standards and the UK has gone from the fastest growing economy among the G7 largest global economies to the slowest.'

Oddly I don't recall the BBC making much of the UK having the fastest growing economy in the G7 at the time. But now it's the slowest, that is worth reporting.

BBC bias is ever present.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

An anniversary that won't feature on the BBC news today

Today is the 27th anniversary of the Provisional IRA firing mortars at Downing Street in an attempt to kill the Prime Minister and members of the British War cabinet sitting at the time. This attempt seems to have all but disappeared from the collective British memory.

Maybe Theresa May could have asked Jeremy Corbyn for his thoughts on the actions of the Provos on that day. I wonder if he could have managed to condemn their actions without also condemning the actions of the British state?

"Judicial Watch Uncovers ANOTHER Trump Dossier Compiled by Obama State Department"

There's another Trump dossier? How many are there?

The Grassley Graham Memo Unredacted

News you won't hear reported by the viciously anti President Donald Trump BBC.

If this was a story about senior elements of a Republican administration spying on a Democratic Party candidate then this would be headline news. However as it's the other way around, tumbleweed.

Leaked EU document shows Brexit 'punishment plan'

Sky News report thus:

'According to a threat contained in a leaked Brussels document, the EU wants the power to restrict the UK's access to the single market during the transition period.Brussels would do so if it feels it would take too long to launch legal action to settle a dispute.

The five-page document is a draft treaty circulated in advance of EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier's whistle-stop tour of all the 27 remaining EU countries.

But Mr Rees-Mogg, speaking on the eve of the first of two crucial meetings of the so-called 'Brexit war cabinet' of senior ministers, told Sky News: "It's not something we could accept."

And Brexit campaigners claimed that if the EU refused to back down on its latest threat, then Brexit Secretary David Davis should walk away from negotiations and insist on a "no-deal" Brexit.

Even pro-Remain MPs hit out at the proposal, with leading Labour MP Chuka Umunna claiming a transition period was beginning to look "less like building a bridge and more like being made to walk the plank".'

I can't find any report about this on the BBC but that's not terribly surprising for the institutionally pro EU BBC.

That Jeremy Corbyn Shares a Platform With someone accused of anti semitism is no shock, it's this comment from ex shadow minister Williamson that should act as a warning to everyone

"... the important thing is not just to get into power, but to sustain power once we get there."

Be under no illusion, the next general election will be the last democratic one should the sundry Marxists currently leading the Labour Party win it.

Guido Fawkes report here