'Susanne Nundy sadly passed on the 18th August 2017.From Anna Raccoon whose writing will be sorely missed.
Best known as Anna Raccoon, she was a staunch defender of liberty, freedom and most of all, the truth.
As a tribute to her and her work, a project is currently underway to attempt to restore as much of the original Anna Raccoon website as is possible.
Unfortunately the original database which contained everything was deleted and we are attempting to restore files from Anna's own computer (kindly donated by her husband Mr.G who supports this project), from Dr.Mark Smith of Edinburgh University and from other internet sources.
This is a time consuming process so please bear with us.'
Thursday, 24 August 2017
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Breitbart reports http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2017/08/23/palestinians-jared-kushner-45-days-blow-peace-process/ that 'The Palestinian Authority reportedly plans to give White House envoy Jared Kushner an ultimatum when he visits Ramallah on Thursday: deliver Israeli concessions in 45 days, or we blow up the peace process and go to the UN.'
I suppose blowing up the peace process makes a change from blowing up pizza parlours and buses.
Here we almost go again.
Fascinating that it's a Muslim Mayor and an American group with the word Allah in their name in this story.
'A rock concert in the Dutch city of Rotterdam has been cancelled and a van containing gas canisters found nearby after a tip-off from Spanish police, the city's mayor says.
The driver of the Spain-registered van was detained by police, Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb told journalists.
The Maassilo venue said a gig by US band Allah-Las had been cancelled in connection with a terror threat.'
So who's going to replace Andrew Neil to present the BBC's Sunday Politics?
Will it be a) someone with family links to the Conservative party or b) someone with family links to the Labour party?
You really need to ask?
'The BBC has announced its Scotland editor Sarah Smith will be replacing Andrew Neil as presenter of the Sunday Politics. Fun fact: Sarah is the daughter of former Labour leader John Smith.'
Taken from Guido Fawkes here https://order-order.com/2017/08/23/sarah-smith-replacing-brillo-sunday-politics/ but presumably not to be mentioned by the Labour Party's propaganda arm - the BBC.
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Reuters are reporting:
'A teenage Moroccan asylum seeker who admitted on Tuesday that he had killed two women and injured eight other people in a knife attack in the Finnish town of Turku had had his application for asylum rejected before the attack, authorities said.'
More here http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-finland-stabbing-suspects-idUKKCN1B20NU?il=0 but obviously not on the BBC.
Monday, 21 August 2017
"Are clueless celebs embarrassed by their praise for Venezuela's brutal socialist regime?" I think that the answer is no!
The BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-40995829 that:
'Ten sailors are missing and five have been injured after a US destroyer and an oil tanker collided off the coast of Singapore, the US Navy says.
The guided missile destroyer USS John S McCain was sailing east of Singapore and preparing to stop in the port when the collision with the Liberian-flagged vessel occurred.'
This is the second 'collision' between a US Navy vessel and a commercial ship in recent months. The last 'collision' seemed suspicious to me, a second raised my suspicions still further. Something feels wrong about these 'collisions', what is really happening?
Sunday, 20 August 2017
'Almost one in three British Jews has considered moving abroad in the past two years, a survey has found.
One in six British Jews (17%) reported feeling unwelcome in Britain and over a third (37%) said they had felt the need to conceal their Judaism in public.
The findings come from a large-scale study by the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism which surveyed nearly 4,000 members of the community during 2016 and 2017.
They found that 31% of British Jews had considered moving abroad, a rise from 28% during their last survey two years ago.
Some 65% of respondents said they believed the Government was not doing enough to protect them, and over four-fifths feel the Labour party is too tolerant of anti-Semitism.'
More here http://news.sky.com/story/more-british-jews-considering-move-abroad-as-anti-semitism-fears-grow-poll-10997052 but not on the BBC whose institutional anti Israel narrative has done more than most to increase anti Semitism in the UK and whose support for the Labour Party despite its increasingly anti Semitic elements has had the same effect.
Saturday, 19 August 2017
Friday, 18 August 2017
That's from the BBC, is it a case of here we go again? The BBC desperately hope not.'Police in Finland say they have shot a man who reportedly stabbed several people in the south-western city of Turku.
The man has been taken into custody after being shot in the leg, police say.
The incident reportedly took place in the Puutori-Market Square area. One image showed a body lying on the ground. The body had been covered.
People have been warned to stay away from the city centre.
Finnish broadcaster YLE said at least two other people had been injured in the incident.
Other reports spoke of five or six victims.
But there has been no official confirmation of casualties.
A tweet from South-West Finland police at 16:40 local time (13:40 GMT) read: "Several people stabbed in central Turku. People are requested to avoid the city centre."'
But then the BBC list just the attacks in Europe:
'Frank Gardner, BBC security correspondentThe practice of using a large vehicle as a weapon to attack pedestrians is not new. Palestinian militants have used it against Israelis, al-Qaeda encouraged its followers to do it seven years ago in its online magazine.'
Except they miss from that he list the murder of Lee Rigby in May 2013 which started with a car ramming and finished with a murderous stabbing.
'Europe's deadly vehicle attacks
- Paris, 9 August 2017: A man rammed a BMW into a group of soldiers, injuring six
- London, 19 June 2017: A man was killed in a van attack on Muslims outside a mosque in Finsbury Park
- London, 3 June 2017: Eight people died when three jihadists drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then stabbed passers-by
- Stockholm, Sweden, 7 April 2017: Uzbek Rakhmat Akilov killed five people when he drove a lorry through a shopping area
- London, 22 March 2017: Four people died when a car rammed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, and the driver then stabbed to death a policeman
- Berlin, Germany, 19 December 2016: Tunisian Anis Amri ploughed a truck into a Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz, killing 12 people
- Nice, France, 14 July 2016: Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel drove a truck into crowds on the Promenade des Anglais, killing 86 people on Bastille Day
- France, December 2014: A van was driven into a Christmas market in Nantes and a car rammed pedestrians in Dijon, leaving more than 20 wounded'
They also miss the following attacks in Israel:
2008 Jerusalem vehicular attack, Israel (ramming people)
2008 Jerusalem bulldozer attack, Israel (ramming people)
2011 Tel Aviv nightclub attack, Israel (ramming and stabbing)
2014 Jerusalem tractor attack, Israel (ramming people and bus)
October 2014 Jerusalem vehicular attack, Israel (ramming people)
November 2014 Jerusalem vehicular attack, Israel (ramming and hitting with a metal crowbar)
2014 Alon Shvut stabbing attack, West Bank (failed ramming and stabbing)
2017 Jerusalem truck attack, Israel (ramming people)
Why do you think the BBC deliberately omit the attack on Lee Rigby and the many attacks in Israel? Narrative?
Not the BBC approved line at all.
'During this powerful take, Maajid Nawaz points out the uncomfortable truth about grooming gangs in the UK that others have been too afraid to discuss.
The LBC presenter was giving his epic reaction to the conviction of 17 men and one woman for abusing girls in Newcastle and Gateshead.
The 18-strong gang prosecuted were from the Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian, Iraqi, Iranian and Turkish communities and mainly British-born.
This wasn’t the first incident in the UK - since 2011 groups of men have been convicted for organised sex grooming cases in 16 towns and cities.
And, in all but two of those cases, most were Muslim men of south Asian origin.
“They were men like me from my community,” Maajid said during his scathing take.
“And in all but three the victims were white teenage girls. That is the truth, and what I’m saying is so uncomfortable that we’ve been ignoring it for years.
“As a result of ignoring it this problem has been growing and growing to a point where it now has led to racial tensions.”
He continued: “We haven’t been speaking about it, what did you expect?
“The alternative to speaking about problems is violence, the alternative to addressing things with facts and truth is post-truth and alternative facts.”
Maajid finished: “What’s more important? Protecting these young girls, children, from being plied with drugs and raped.
“That’s what is more important.”'
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-40967850 on the latest Islamist terrorist attack on innocent European civilians contains a fascinating section where the BBC first quote London Mayor Sadiq Khan:
'Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London which has seen two similar vehicle attacks in recent months, tweeted his thoughts were "with the victims of this barbaric terrorist attack in the great city of Barcelona".
"London stands with Barcelona against the evil of terrorism," he added.'
I note that Sadiq Khan doesn't mention ISIS or Islam. Presumably the same BBC that has been vilifying President Donald Trump, post Charlottesville, for not denouncing all Nazis will be treating Sadiq Khan similarly now.
The BBC report then quotes two British people who were witnesses to the attack:
'Rizza Javier, from Essex, was eating with her husband at a nearby restaurant in Barcelona.
"We suddenly heard and saw people screaming, crying and running in the street, some came inside the restaurant so I grabbed my son to the upper floor of restaurant."
A bus stopped right in front and a couple who came out of the bus saw the van, they told us there was a van who rammed into people in the street," she said.
The family were forced to stay locked in the restaurant for two hours, she said.
"We were all scared because the van was near the restaurant and we were told the terrorist was on foot."
Aamer Anwar, a lawyer and rector at the University of Glasgow, was walking in Las Ramblas when he heard screaming.
He said a shopkeeper told him five or six people were badly injured and described the scene as "chaos"
He said the police "seemed to be looking for someone. They were going very carefully, very cautiously, stall to stall."'
So of all the British tourists who might have been on Las Ramblas the BBC find and quote Rizza Javier and Aamer Anwar, narrative what narrative?
Thursday, 17 August 2017
If you rely on the BBC for your news then you're not being well informed. This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40964242 as at 20:57 described as telling us what we know so far, doesn't tell us the name of the suspect who is named elsewhere. Nor does it mention that as at 15:30 PM EST: The Islamic State has taken responsibility for the Barcelona attack, speaking through its Amaq news agency.
The BBC's desperation to keep the British public from knowing that this was another Islamist terrorist attack is palpable.
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40965581 on the Barcelona incident starts thus:
'A van has ploughed into crowds in Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas tourist area.
People were killed and injured as the vehicle sped along the pedestrianised area, sending many fleeing for cover in shops and cafes.
Witnesses said the van had deliberately targeted people before coming to a stop.'
Bizarre, did witnesses really say that the van deliberately targeted people? A van is an inanimate object, the driver of the van targeted people. Why do the BBC persist in pushing this ridiculous narrative?
'A van has ploughed into crowds in Barcelona's Ramblas tourist area.Spanish police say several people have been injured in a "massive crash", while emergency services are urging people to stay away from the area around Plaça Catalunya.
Reports from the scene say people are taking cover in nearby shops and cafes.
Reuters news agency reports that emergency services have requested the closure of local metro and train stations.
Marc Esparcia, a 20-year-old student who lives in Barcelona, told the BBC: "There was a loud noise and everybody ran for cover. There were a lot people, lots of families [at the site], this is one of the most visited sites in Barcelona.'
More here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40965581 You can almost hear the BBC praying that's it's not another Islamist attack.
Oh you mean he did disavow racists over and over again. Maybe the question should be - why won't the media report that President Donald Trump has been disavowing racists for at least 17 years?
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
A must read book but unlikely to be reviewed by the BBC whose incessant anti Israel propaganda has done more to increase anti Semitism in the UK than almost anything else and whose support for the Labour Party is unyielding.
'Whitewashed focuses on events in Britain, but it throws a spotlight on left wing antisemitism everywhere. It compellingly shows how left wing hostility to Israel has an ongoing and painful impact on Jews in the Diaspora.
In spring 2016 the British Labour Party decided it had a problem with antisemitism so its leader Jeremy Corbyn asked Shami Chakrabarti to lead an inquiry. Since Corbyn became Labour leader, left wing antisemitism has crawled out of its usual hiding places; in many cases people seem unable to understand the harm they are causing.
Made public here are some powerful witness statements written by individuals to the Shami Chakrabarti Inquiry into antisemitism and other forms of racism. Our witnesses do not see evidence that their submissions were heeded. Not one of them is acknowledged by name at the end of the report. The inquiry was published June 30, 2016 and concluded that there was no evidence of systemic antisemitism in the Labour Party. In July 2016 Chakrabarti accepted a peerage from Jeremy Corbyn and now sits in the House of Lords as Baroness Chakrabarti.
The Labour Party has always been the traditional home for Jewish voters. The Jewish Chronicle reported, May 2016, in the aftermath of the Inquiry's findings, that this support had collapsed to just 8.5 percent. The same survey showed that almost 87 per cent of British Jews felt that 'there is antisemitism among Labour's members and elected representatives'.
Also in the book:
Mark Gardner's eye witness account of the dramatic events at the launch;
Howard Jacobson's damning analysis of the inquiry;
Part of the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee, Antisemitism in the UK, October 2016 which calls the Chakrabarti Report 'ultimately compromised';
An extract from Paul Johnson's 'A History of the Jews' explaining the roots of left wing antisemitism and its links with Israel.
The outstanding contributions range from grass roots activists to professors, both Jewish and not Jewish.
The book is part of The Whitewashed Project, www.whitewashed.co.uk, where you can buy the paperback of Whitewashed. Through this website you can link to the explosive documentary film, Whitewashed, in which David Hirsh, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of London, interviews witnesses featured in the project and which gives more background. The film is produced by Judith Ornstein and made by J-TV. It can be also be viewed on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te684rBHzOA
Baroness Ruth Deech calls the project 'ground-breaking'. '
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
The accepted media narrative is that President Donald Trump is a racist, happy to have the support of the KKK and similar. The truth is at variance with the narrative but don't expect the BBC to stop pushing their narrative.
'In July of 2016, an avowed black nationalist murdered five police officers during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Dallas, Texas. The act of violence was well-planned and was motivated entirely by the hate-filled ideology of the shooter, Micah Xavier Johnson.
With several officers dead by the hand of a committed black nationalist, one might think the Obama administration may have considered the assassinations domestic terror and launched an investigation into groups associated with this ideology.
Not at all.Barack Obama condemned the shootings, but he did not call out or even allude to Johnson's hateful views. He did, however, blame "powerful weapons" for the violence.
In her statement on the shooting, then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch exploited the tragedy to push for gun control and praise the cause of Black Lives Matter. No mention of Johnson's ideology or "hate" in was made in her statement, but she did manage to directly name multiple cases of police-involved shootings — all after cops were the ones murdered.'
More about this media double standard here at The Daily Caller
More media double standards all over the BBC and most of the mainstream media.
Monday, 14 August 2017
The Factual Feminist is cool and factual which is why her arguments will be ignored by the likes of the BBC.
As soon as I read that BBC headline I knew that the linked article couldn't be about any recent Islamist terror attacks around the world. I was, of course, correct:
''It's an act of terror, it's a hate crime'
A friend of Heather Heyer who was killed in the Charlottesville car attack has spoken to the BBC.'
A sad day, I don't always agree 100% with Paul Joseph Watson but he was never boring
Saturday, 12 August 2017
A fantastic run, I was shouting for the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team from the first change onwards.
However, the BBC keep telling us that the British squad have just run the 3rd fastest 4x100m time ever. This is not true, here are all the faster times http://www.alltime-athletics.com/m4x100ok.htm
I make that 13 faster times. There are multiple Jamaican and US squads and one Jamaican/Antiguan squad representing Racers Track Club.
Please BBC get it right.
Friday, 11 August 2017
'Britain's former race tsar Trevor Phillips today called for the authorities to admit that most men in sex grooming gangs are Muslim.
He launched an angry attack on the refusal of the establishment - including the BBC - to properly describe the men behind the sickening crimes.
The former chairman of the equality and human rights commission said our elites have replaced their old fear of being labelled racist with a new bogey - the 'charge of Islamophobia'.
He said the UK must urgently wake up and admit the true nature of the grooming gangs to prevent other, vulnerable girls being targeted.'
More stating the obvious here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4781426/Asian-grooming-gangs-treated-race-hate-crimes.html but not on the protect Islam at all costs BBC.
'A bombshell report published Wednesday by avowedly liberal news magazine The Nation may have put the last nail in the coffin of the "Russian hack" narrative that has dominated the mainstream media's coverage for the last year.
Author Patrick Lawrence assembles the findings of months of investigation by forensic computer experts and former NSA officials to conclude, quite categorically, what Breitbart News and other independent media outlets have suggested for nearly a year: there was no hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) by the Russian government or anyone else last summer. An internal leaker is a much more likely source of the confidential internal DNC emails that upended the presidential campaign season when they became public last June.'
This whole story is fascinating and you should read the whole piece at Breitbart http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/10/left-wing-magazine-the-nation-report-puts-russian-hack-dnc-narrative-in-freefall/ Just don't expect to read anything about this on the institutionally anti President Donald Trump BBC where support for the Russian hacker story is all but unquestioning.
Thursday, 10 August 2017
'Using the mosque as a weapons depot isn't a violation of the sanctity of the mosque. Searching for those weapons - is.'
You can read all about this at Elder of Ziyon but obviously not on the institutionally anti-Israel BBC.
Wednesday, 9 August 2017
'A car has struck a group of soldiers in Paris, injuring six, two seriously, police say.'
Those cars can be so dangerous, best ban them. But further down the report is this sub-header:
Car 'lay in wait'And then the follow-up lines:
'He said a vehicle had been waiting in the road for the soldiers to emerge as they came on duty.Do the BBC do this deliberately? What do they hope to gain by obfuscating what happened?
"It was a BMW which accelerated very quickly the moment they came out."'
Obviously we don't know what happened in this incident. But I know what the BBC are hoping wasn't the cause.
Amid all the talk of the situation regarding North Korea and nuclear weapons there's very little interest in how we got here. The BBC are trying to use this crisis to show that their current hate figure, President Donald Trump, is to blame. However a perusal of this chronology https://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/dark chronic shows that weaknesses shown by previous US presidents, mostly by Bill Clinton (partly assisted by former President Jimmy Carter) lead us to this position.
However blaming Democrats isn't an option for the BBC so don't expect that sort of analysis.
As an aside, I confidently predict that just as Bill Clinton's policies led to North Korea developing nuclear weapons and threatening the USA, Barack Hussein Obama's policies will lead to Iran being in a similar position within another decade. The left never learn that appeasement and weakness in the face of vile regimes leads not to peace in our time but to bigger problems only shortly into the future.
Meanwhile the BBC cheerlead for US Democrat presidents whatever they do, thus hiding the truth from their public.
Tuesday, 8 August 2017
A fascinating claim in the Daily Caller http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/07/exclusive-researcher-claims-to-have-evidence-one-of-epas-most-successful-clean-air-rules-is-based-on-fabricated-data/ that certainly won't be reported by the BBC.
'One of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) longest and most successful air pollution standards is based on a taxpayer-funded study plagued by "data fabrication and falsification," according to a veteran toxicologist.
Toxicologist Albert Donnay says he's found evidence a 1989 study commissioned by EPA on the health effects of carbon monoxide, which, if true, could call into question 25 years of regulations and billions of dollars on catalytic converters for automobiles.
"They claimed to find an effect when there wasn't one," Donnay told The Daily Caller News Foundation. "They even fabricated the methods they used to get their results."
"They were spinning this to give EPA what they wanted and commissioned," Donnay said. "They reported results that could not have come from human beings."'
Very very interesting but obviously not to the green agenda propaganda organisation that is the BBC.
Monday, 7 August 2017
Sunday, 6 August 2017
Trump Immigration Crackdown Leads to Higher Construction Wages, so won't be reported by the BBC
Full report here http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/08/06/trump-immigration-crackdown-leads-higher-construction-wages/ no reporting on the anti President Donald Trump BBC.
Powerful words from Judge Jeanine, I wonder how many of the people and events she talks about would make any sense to people who rely upon the BBC for their news. The BBC having decided that Hillary Clinton is above criticism.
Saturday, 5 August 2017
'The USA women's football team were convincingly beaten by a team of adolescents in a embarrassing defeat for the world champions.
They were roundly outplayed, losing 5-2 against FC Dallas Under-15s academy side who took full advantage of their big day.
The players did not appear to allow the display to subdue their spirits and posed with the opposition for photos after the game.
Jillian Ellis' team were preparing for an international friendly but the humbling by a group of youngsters did not seem to affect their performance on a bigger stage. The USA ran out 4-0 victors against Russia... '
In other words a womens international football team can be beaten by an under-15 boys team. It's actually happened before, when the Australian women's team also lost to an under 15 boys team.
The BBC have decided that for reasons of equality women's football should be portrayed as equivalent to the men's game. It's not, the best women's team on their best day might compete with an English division 2 team, maybe.
Similar is true of cricket where the women's team are portrayed as wonderful cricketers who could compere the men. In reality the top women fast bowlers manage to reach 70mph delivery speed. That's the speed of a international men's fast bowler's surprise slow delivery. A good men's fast bowler will be in the mid to high 80s. Which means that those wonderful women batters might look less wonderful when facing real pace.
I can think of very few sports where women can compete with men on an even basis. Three day eventing is one.
The last time I posted an article similar to this, albeit about athletics, I was called a serial, because apparently stating facts is sexist.
The Mail's report is here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-4389760/USA-women-s-team-suffer-5-2-loss-FC-Dallas-U-15-boys.html but you won't find a BBC report anywhere.
If this is true then it is dynamite but don't expect any coverage by the pro Hillary Clinton at all costs BBC.
If you rely on the BBC for your news then the name of Seth Rich probably means absolutely nothing. If you are in that position then you need to be a little more expansive in your news gathering.
What the mainstream media, including the BBC, are hiding from you this week. Liz Wheeler performing a useful function there.
This sort of speech is not unusual from many Muslims in the Middle East and beyond, not that you'd know if you relied upon the instititionally anti-Israel BBC for your news.
'Ahmad Daqamseh, a Jordanian soldier who murdered seven Israeli schoolgirls and wounded six others in the infamous March 13, 1997 "Island of Peace massacre," was released from a Jordanian prison after serving 20 years. Upon his release, Daqamseh made a short statement to the Al-Jazeera network, in which he referred to Israelis as "human garbage vomited into our midst by the world's nations." He added that this "human garbage" must be removed, "whether by burning or by burying." The Al-Jazeera network aired the comments on March 12.
Ahmad Dagamseh: "The [Israelis] constitute human garbage, vomited into our midst by the world's nations. Unfortunately they have come to the purest land after Mecca and Medina. This garbage must be removed, whether by burning or by burying. The day will come, Allah willing. If it is not done by our generation, Allah willing, the generations to come will burn this human garbage."'
Thanks to MEMRI for the spot and translation.
Friday, 4 August 2017
Not answering the question 18 times. Imagine if it was President Donald Trump who had done this rather than Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
I see sheer arrogance in the way that Prime Minister Trudeau doesn't answer the question, avoiding doing so 18 times. Will anyone actually hold him to account with not cooperating with the Canadian House of Commons. It certainly won't be the BBC.
Do these Huma Abedin emails mean that Hillary Clinton lied? If do, will anything happen? The answer is of course, no. Likewise don't expect any BBC coverage.
'A Hamas money laundering ring that funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars from officials in Gaza to Hebron via Turkey has been exposed, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) cleared for publication on Thursday.The complex money-laundering enterprise, which began operating last year, was uncovered in a joint operation by the Shin Bet, IDF and Israel Police, which arrested five Hamas members in the West Bank and identified another operative in Turkey and another in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.The scheme was run by senior Hamas activist Muhammad Mahed Bader from Hebron who was arrested in June. Bader, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, recruited two other Hamas activists from Hebron, Mus'ab al-Haslom and Taha Othman, who were sent to Turkey to act as couriers under the guise of business trips.'
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40824357 states:
'Two thirds of the stars were male, with the highest paid names including Chris Evans, Gary Lineker, Jeremy Vine and Graham Norton. Claudia Winkleman was the highest paid female star.
The highest-paid stars from an ethnic minority background were George Alagiah, Jason Mohammed and Trevor Nelson - with Mishal Husain the top-earning female.'
Are Jews not from an ethnic minority background? Or does one have to be of a darker skin hue in order to qualify for ethnic minority status? What about Jews of an Iraqi or North African background? Are the BBC guilty of racism here? Or is it that for the BBC Jews are part of oppressive establishment?
Labour selects Councillor Luke Cresswell, who tweeted “Moses must be proud” of supposed genocide, to run in by-election per Campaign Against Antisemitism
'Labour Councillor Luke Cresswell has been selected as the Labour candidate in the Sudbury South by-election. In the past, we have highlighted Councillor Creswell's disturbing tweets, but rather than being disciplined by the Labour Party, it appears that Councillor Cresswell enjoys the Party's continuing support.
In one, he tweeted a blood-drenched Israeli flag accusing Israel of genocide, captioned "Moses must be proud of you". In another tweet, he uses a cartoon to portray Israelis as the new Nazis.
Under the International Definition of Antisemitism, "using the symbols and images associated with classic antisemitism (e.g. claims of Jews killing Jesus or blood libel) to characterise Israel or Israelis" is antisemitic, as it "drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis".'
More here https://antisemitism.uk/labour-selects-councillor-luke-cresswell-who-tweeted-moses-must-be-proud-of-supposed-genocide-to-run-in-by-election/ but obviously not on the BBC where protecting the Labour Party from criticism is more important than fighting antisemitism.
Thursday, 3 August 2017
This Wikipedia article https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A1_road_(Great_Britain) on the A1 includes this fact that I was not aware of:
'Between the M25 (near London) and the A696 (near Newcastle upon Tyne) the road has been designated as part of the unsigned Euroroute E15 from Inverness to Algeciras.'
The power grabbing EU?
"Scientists know a lot about how events will unfold...which means that whatever we do, our climate destiny is fixed for the next few decades... Rainfall will decline in the summer and the increased deluges in winter will struggle to replenish thirsty reservoirs because much of the water will run off the baked ground."Scientists know... climate destiny is fixed... Rainfall will decline in the summer..." It's all rubbish folks; most of these scientists are not predicting based on science, they are designing science to fit the desired predictions.
What about the second part of what "scientists know"? "Rainfall will decline in the summer and the increased deluges in winter will because much of the water will run off the baked ground."
Shall we take a look at reservoir levels in the baked South of England, the area with the biggest potential water problem as demand increases year after year as a result, largely, of population growth? South East Water report the levels at their two largest reservoirs: Arlington Reservoir was 82.9% full on 31 July (the last day they report levels), Ardingly Reservoir was 85.6%% full on the same date.
What about the South West maybe they are faring worse? Well South West Water are not as up to date as South East Water and they report data up until the week ending 23 July. They report percentage data for their five reservoirs: Roadford, Colliford, Wimbleball, Stithians and Burrator. The figures show that the average storage levels across these five reservoirs was 73.26%. As a comparison it was around 65% in 1995; water shortage getting worse? Does it look as though there are problems replenishing thirsty reservoirs because of the declining rainfall that scientists know about?
How about Severn Trent? They report that for at 31 July storage levels of 71.9%.
I could go on and on but I think that the pattern will be similar across most of the UK regions.
So how about The Environment Agency the body that is so certain about Climate Change that they confidently state on their web site:
"It's an inescapable fact: our planet is warming up. Records show that temperatures around the world have risen steadily since 1900...Maybe these are some of the scientists who know what's going to happen to the climate in the UK. After all they also seem to know that we are going to experience "wetter winters with an increased risk of floods, and hotter, drier summers that put pressure on water resources". Let's look at the Environment Agency's own figures...
Climate change is the biggest environmental challenge facing the world today. We know the Earth's climate does change naturally over a long timescale, but the overwhelming majority of the scientific community now accepts that human activities are causing significant, rapid changes to our climate.
Over the past century, global temperatures have risen - the 10 warmest years on record have all been since 1990. The contribution to global warming from human activity is linked to increases in the amounts of heat-trapping "greenhouse gases" in the atmosphere. As the concentrations of greenhouse gases increase, less heat can escape from the atmosphere, making the Earth warmer. The main greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide, which is released by burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas.
What will happen if we do nothing?
The latest data tells us that some climate change is already inevitable, so we will need to adapt to its impacts. We must plan for more extreme weather conditions: wetter winters with an increased risk of floods, and hotter, drier summers that put pressure on water resources. Sea levels will also rise, increasing the risk of flooding around our coastline."
The Environment Agency publish their Water Situation for England and Wales figures on a monthly basis but the latest that I can find is for June 2017 not July 2017:
'Rainfall totals for June were above the long term average (LTA) for the month in most parts of the country and particularly high in parts of northern England. For England as a whole, the June rainfall total was 140% of the 1961-90 LTA.
Reservoir stocks decreased at the majority of reported reservoirs or reservoir groups. Overall reservoir storage for England is 83% of total capacity, a small decrease compared to May.'
So after years of knowing that reservoirs would not be replenished by winter rains we have a situation, as the rain pours off my roof, overall reservoir storage at the end of June is at 83% of total capacity.
Scientists know? I think not.
The Palestinian Authority’s Ambassador to the UN, Riyad Mansour, refusing to condemn the brutal jihadi slaughter of three Israelis during their Shabbat dinner. Instead, he preferred to justify the murders, answering a reporter's question by saying that you shouldn't “expect all Palestinians to be angels” and adding “If people think that the Palestinian people are going to live in that situation without any form of resistance to it, that is not realistic and that is not fair.”
I wonder if the institutionally anti-Israel BBC would agree with those sentiments. They certainly didn't report his comments.
'It's hugely important, and it's not good when we fail on that. We must do better," he said."We've kind of got to tell a lie. We'll go back into history and there will be black people where, historically, there wouldn't have been, and we won't dwell on "We'll say, 'To hell with it, this is the imaginary, better version of the world. By believing in it, we'll summon it forth'."'
Wednesday, 2 August 2017
Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign rejects in-depth report forensically detailing antisemitism within their movement as a “smear” per Campaign Against Antisemitism
'... At every event checked, on every high street, at every demonstration, those pushing hard-core antisemitic ideology were at the very front of SPSC activity. Two separate case studies suggested that between 40% and 50% of SPSC front line activists (at a minimum) engage in sharing Jew-hating material."
In one case study, the investigation uncovered that of the sixty-one activists listed as present at the "No to Brand Israel at Edinburgh Festival" protest organised outside the Shalom Festival by the SPSC, thirty-one of them posted antisemitic content on social media. This included antisemitic images, promoting the conspiracy theory about global Jewish domination and Holocaust denial. This breaches the International Definition of Antisemitism adopted by the British Government.
The report found numerous activists sharing everything from far-left claims that ISIS is an oil-stealing apparatus of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, through to claims about the Holocaust which the uninitiated would consider to be the preserve of the far-right.
The report found: "The inevitable conclusion is that antisemitic tendency is a primary driver of anti-Israel activism…There is a strong probability that those who are introduced to anti-Israel material by SPSC activists on the streets are being influenced by people who adhere to an antisemitic mindset…Much of this activity seeks to spread antisemitic thought."'
More here https://antisemitism.uk/scottish-palestine-solidarity-campaign-rejects-in-depth-report-forensically-detailing-antisemitism-within-their-movement-as-a-smear/ but obviously not on the BBC.
Holocaust history: My aunt had a dinner party, and then she took her guests to kill 180 Jews per Haaretz
'European baron and tycoon Heinrich Thyssen, and her friends drank and danced the night away.
At the height of the evening, just for fun, 12 of the guests boarded trucks or walked to a nearby field, where 180 Jewish slave laborers who had been building fortifications were assembled.
They had already been forced to dig a large pit, strip, and get down on their knees. The guests took turns shooting them to death before returning to the party.'
Sad, so sad... More here http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/1.798168?v=A41A2F59751C9DA642DDD3DC8A110066
The BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40788674 on safety groups opposition to removing speed humps. Apparently:
'Ripping up speed humps to combat air pollution is "daft and irresponsible", road safety campaigners have said.
They are writing to ministers to warn that removing speed bumps will actually increase danger to children.
The government said it would fund councils in England to tear out humps because they elevated pollution as drivers surged between them.
Campaigners say the risk of accidents from speeding drivers almost certainly outweighs the long-term pollution risk.'
Two thoughts on this:
First, have accident rates increased in the London Borough of Barnet since the Conservative Council removed all speed humps across the borough some years ago? Might some facts be useful in this debate or would the campaigners prefer feelings to facts?
Second, I thought that the lefty narrative was that global warming / climate change was the biggest threat to humanity. Was that just not true?
Tuesday, 1 August 2017
JK Rowling apologises over Trump disabled boy tweets per BBC News neither of whom seem to have the gift of sight or any class
'"Multiple sources have informed me that that was not a full or accurate representation of their interaction."I very clearly projected my own sensitivities around the issue of disabled people being overlooked or ignored onto the images I saw and if that caused any distress to that boy or his family, I apologise unreservedly."Rowling didn't apologise to Mr Trump himself....Mr Trump is said to have shaken the boy's hand as the president entered the room.'
First, why didn't JK Rowling apologise to President Donald Trump? He was the person whose actions she misrepresented. It was his actions that she decried. Yet it's the child and his family that get the apology. Can't JK Rowling being herself to apologise to the injured party?
'Mr Trump is said to have...' It's there on video, surely the wording must be changed to 'Mr Trump did shake the boy's hand as the president entered the room.'
Monday, 31 July 2017
CNN Bias Exposed by Project Veritas. What John Bonifield says about CNN bias applies just as much to the BBC.
Odd how the BBC are completely ignoring what's happening re this matter in the USA. It's almost as though the BBC is biased in favour of Hillary Clinton that they'd rather hide the truth from the British public.
Sunday, 30 July 2017
The BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40767954 on a nightclub shooting in Germany.
'Two people have been killed and three seriously injured in a nightclub shooting in the German city of Constance, police say.
A man opened fire at about 04:30 (01:30 GMT) on Sunday, killing one person. The gunman was then shot and injured by police, and died later in hospital.
The attack unfolded at the Grey club on Max-Stromeyer-Strasse.
The motive for the shooting is not immediately clear.'
The BBC are really hoping that someone, anyone, other than a Muslim carried out this attack. Otherwise the narrative of Islam being 'the religion of peace' will become ever harder to persuade people to believe.
Note that it's Jews not Zionists or Israelis that this Palestinan preacher calls for the annihilation of
'Palestinian preacher Ali Abu Ahmad, speaking at an Al-Aqsa Mosque rally, said that the occupation of Palestine by the Jews, the "vilest" and "most despicable and cowardly of creatures," was due to the fall of the Caliphate, and called upon Islamic armies to mobilize their forces "to finish off the monstrous entity of the Jews." His prayers to "annihilate all the Jews," to "destroy the [Palestinian] Authority of shame and disgrace," and to "destroy the rulers of the wicked [Muslim] mini-states" were answered by cries of "amen." A video-clip of the address was posted on the Internet on May 6.
Ali Abu Ahmed: "The cause of the prisoners in the prisons of the occupation is not detached from the cause of the people of Palestine, and the cause of the Islamic nation, the mother of all causes - which is the fact that there is no Caliphate. Indeed, servants of Allah, with the fall of the Caliphate Palestine was occupied by the Jews, the vilest of creatures, and the place of the Prophet's nocturnal journey was defiled, blood was spilled, the honor of women was violated, the elderly were humiliated and the children were killed - by the Jews, the most despicable and cowardly of creatures.[…]"Oh armies of the Islamic nation, if you take up arms in order to please your masters and your rulers, know that the rulers of the wicked (Muslim) mini-states have let you down, after they turned toward America and the West. On the other hand, if you take up arms to please Allah - and we believe that this is the reason - your time has come. The time for you to mobilize your armies has arrived, in order to come to the aid of the prisoners, and of the place of the Prophet's nocturnal journey in Palestine, and in order to support Muslims everywhere. It is time for you to mobilize in order to finish off the monstrous entity of the Jews.[…]"Oh Allah, destroy the rulers of the wicked (Muslim) mini-states!"All: "Amen."Ahmed: "Oh Allah, destroy the (Palestinian) Authority of shame and disgrace!"All: "Amen."Ahmed: "Oh Allah, annihilate all the Jews!"All: "Amen."Ahmed: "Oh Allah, enable us to kill them!"All: "Amen."Ahmed: "Oh Allah, bestow upon us the honor of the Caliphate soon!"'
Thanks to MEMRI for the spot and translation.
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-40766845 on the situation in Venezuela includes a section headed 'Why is Venezuela in crisis?'
These are the reasons that the totally impartial BBC list:
'More than 100 people have been killed in clashes stemming from the political crisis.
The deep economic crisis is made worse by the falling price of oil, which accounts for about 95% of Venezuela's export revenues and was used to finance some of the government's social programmes.
Forced to make cuts, President Nicolás Maduro has seen his support fall among core backers
Basic necessities, such as medicine and food, are in short supply
The opposition accuses Mr Maduro of mismanaging the economy and eroding democratic institutions
In March, the Supreme Court decided it would take over the National Assembly. The decision was reversed, but Mr Maduro was accused by opponents of trying to stage a coup. That sparked almost daily protests calling for his resignation'
No mention of socialism, that obscene political theory that generally leads to economic chaos and the rulers of the particular socialist paradise having to destroy democracy in order to keep their grip on power. It's a familiar pattern but not one that the BBC would ever acknowledge.
Saturday, 29 July 2017
That same BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40763369 deserves fuller consideration:
'The man who killed one person and injured six in a supermarket knife attack in Hamburg was a "known Islamist", police say.
"He was known as an Islamist but not a jihadist," police spokesman Andy Grote said, noting that the suspect also suffered from "psychological" issues.'
Ah those good old "psychological issues" that seem to have become such a frequent excuse recently.
'The man, a failed asylum seeker born in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), attacked customers at random on Friday.'
A 'failed asylum seeker', how inconvenient for the BBC and the other supporters of unlimited mass immigration from majority Muslim countries.
'Police said he acted alone and he was overpowered by passers-by.
The 26-year-old man, identified as Ahmad A, is a Palestinian from the UAE who is registered on an Islamist database, Mr Grote said on Saturday.'
A Palestinian and a failed asylum seeker, a real poster boy for the BBC.
'The attacker, who arrived in Germany in 2015 but could not be deported because he had no identification papers, was also suffering from mental health problems, officials said.'
A Palestinian, a failed asylum seeker who couldn't be deported because he had no identification papers.'
'Police have carried out a search of the shelter in Hamburg where the man was living but said there was no evidence that he had accomplices or was part of a terror organisation.It is not yet clear what the suspect's motivations were.'
What would cause an Islamist to attack with a knife? It's a total mystery, isn't it...
The BBC are distraught to have to report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40763369 the completely unsurprising news that:
"The man who killed one person and injured six in a supermarket knife attack in Hamburg was a "known Islamist", police say."
Do 97% of scientists really agree that man is responsible for climate change? Of course not, but that won't stop politicians and journalists, with an agenda to push, from repeating this lie.
Here's a transcript of a Friday sermon delivered in Gaza by Hamas MP, Marwan Abu Ras in which he said that "the Jews were the most abhorred of people," and that "we can never accept the Jews, even if it costs us our blood and souls".
'Hamas MP Marwan Abu Ras delivered a Friday sermon in Gaza, in which he said that throughout history, "the Jews were the most abhorred of people," and that Hitler hated the Jews "because they are a people of treachery and betrayal." Criticizing PA President Mahmoud Abbas, who "places his people under siege in order to please the Jews," Abu Ras said: "We strive to liberate Palestine in its entirety,... from Ras Al-Naqoura [Rosh Ha-Niqra] to Umm Al-Rashrash [Eilat]." The sermon was posted on the Internet on April 21.
Marwan Abu Ras: History attests that in every era, the Jews were the most abhorred of people. Throughout history, the most hated race was the Jewish race.
There is no race that people hate as much as the Jewish race. In the modern era, when Hitler emerged - even though he was a criminal and a tyrant - the people he hated the most were the Jews. Why did he hate the Jews? Because they are a people of treachery and betrayal.
Therefore, we can never accept the Jews, even if it costs us our blood and souls. Anyone who accepts the Jews should prepare for the Day of Gathering [Judgment Day], because he will be gathered along with Rabin, his beloved Peres, and Sharon. [Mahmoud Abbas] used to inquire about the wellbeing even of [Sharon's] goats. Our president once said to Sharon: "I recall that on my last visit [to your farm], you had a sick goat. How is it doing? I hope that Allah has cured it." He used to inquire about the wellbeing of Sharon's goats, and now he places his people under siege in order to please the Jews.He issues grave threats against Gaza. What crime did Gaza commit? Gaza is steadfast. Is that a crime? Gaza wants to live in glory and honor. Is that a crime? Gaza wants to conduct resistance against the Jews and to cling to its weapons. Is that a crime? Gaza wants to make its people and the Arab and Islamic nations proud. Is that a crime? If Gaza committed these crimes, we are proud of these crimes, we are honored to commit them and we will keep on committing them. We will hang onto our weapons and never give them up, because they are our honor and glory and they are what enrages our enemy. If someone is enraged by the weapons of our resistance, that can mean one thing only: He is on the side of our enemy. He is our enemy. He hates us just like our enemies hate us.
We do not strive to defend Gaza alone. We strive to liberate Palestine in its entirety, from Safed... Sorry, I mean Ras Al-Naqoura [Rosh Ha-Niqra], to Umm Al-Rashrash [Eilat]. That is Palestine. It will return to the folds of the Arab and Islamic nation.'
Thanks to MEMRI for the spot and translation.
Thanks to the BBC, from the Palestinian people, for hiding the truth about Hamas.
I wonder what Jeremy Corbyn thinks of such statements from his Hamas 'friends'. I doubt that the institutionally anti-Israel BBC will ever raise the question with Jeremy Corbyn.
Friday, 28 July 2017
However if you want to see more leading Labour figures showing their stupidity over Venezuela then the video below will show you Jeremy Corbyn, Diane Abbott (who predictably also finds a race angle), Owen Jones, Richard Burgon, Grahame Morris, Neil Findlay,
From 4:20 you can see that Jeremy Corbyn really has no shame.
Why don't any of these people understand that Socialism just doesn't work?
"There is a different and a better way of doing things, it's called Socialism"
"Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual, or zealot could ignore or evade it."
'Pattern is always the same:
1) Socialist experiment has some initial success
2) Western academics from Left praise it
3) Socialist experiment turns sour. Poverty & Authoritarianism, for the many, not the few.
4) Lefties distance themselves from it. Claim it was never REALLY socialist.
5) Lefties get away with it. (The perks of having won the 'culture (education) war')
6) Go back to (1),
repeat ad infinitum
Kristian Niemietz, IEA on Twitter'
If you want to know what Jeremy Corbyn really plans for Britain should become Prime Minister just look at Venezuela:
The above is from an article by Jason Mitchell in the Spectator.
'One of the reasons that Corbyn was prepared to turn a blind eye to the growing signs of authoritarianism under Chavez was because he liked the anti-American rhetoric. Also, terrifyingly, because he believed in the whole project. The imagined utopian end must have seemed, to Corbyn, to
justify the brutal means.
But the end for Venezuala has been not a socialist utopia but Maduro, who has locked up political opponents and ignored the people’s constitutional right to a recall referendum. Commentators fear he will rig next year’s presidential elections. He has destroyed the country’s civic culture.
Corbyn and the hard left have a broad definition of human rights. In their view, these include a right to housing, healthcare and education. Corbynistas are prepared to let these rights trump others, including the freedom of expression and thought.
That is a dangerous course. It’s more revolutionary than parliamentary socialism.
It’s possible that Corbyn believes Maduro’s line that Venezuela is being undermined by capitalist ‘mafias’. But we don’t know because the Labour leader has fallen silent on the subject. The paeans to chavismo he wrote in the 2000s have been removed from his website.
What we can say is that Corbyn has stood by the disastrous hard-left ideology that he has always espoused. So anybody who wants to know what Britain might be like under Corbyn would do well to study the recent history of Venezuela.'
And have the BBC shown much interest in Venezuela with particular reference to Jeremy Corbyn? What do you think?
Muslim gang attacked strangers because they were white 'non-Muslims' in city centre rampage - not that the BBC have reported this news
Imagine that a gang of white men had run amok, attacking Muslims because they weren't white Christians. How much coverage would the BBC afford this news? I predict that it would be headline news, the usual talking heads would be decrying Islamophobia and racism and Brexit would of course be being blamed.
However when it's Muslims attacking people for not being Muslims, the BBC ignore the news.
You can read the article in many news outlets, here's a link to the Manchester Evening News
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/bolton-muslim-gang-liverpool-rampage-13392870 but not on the institutionally pro Islam BBC.
Bias by omission is as bad as bias of commission.
Here's Paul Joseph Watson with his trenchant opinion on this matter...
Are global temperatures really rising or do temperature adjustments account for the increases in temperature?
A fascinating video on the question as to whether global temperatures really are rising or if temperature adjustments account for the increases in temperature.
At the end there's also a comparison of the adjusted temperature with the IPCC predictions, something that I never see reported by the msm.
Thursday, 27 July 2017
The BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40735634 on the rise in the number of Anti-Semitic incidents in the UK:
'Reports of anti-Semitic incidents have hit record levels in the first six months of 2017, according to a Jewish charity.
The Community Security Trust (CST) said 767 reports were made to them between January and June - a rise of 30% on the same period last year.'
Of course the BBC show no interest in discussing who might be responsible for the majority of these attacks. Is there a religion, the number of adherents of which is growing in the UK, which teaches anti Jew sentiment?
'It pains me to have to admit this but anti-Semitism isn't just tolerated in some sections of the British Muslim community; it's routine and commonplace. Any Muslims reading this article – if they are honest with themselves – will know instantly what I am referring to. It's our dirty little secret. You could call it the banality of Muslim anti-Semitism.
The truth is that the virus of anti-Semitism has infected members of the British Muslim community, both young and old. No, the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict hasn't helped matters. But this goes beyond the Middle East. How else to explain why British Pakistanis are so often the most ardent advocates of anti-Semitic conspiracies, even though there are so few Jews living in Pakistan?
It is sheer hypocrisy for Muslims to complain of Islamophobia in every nook and cranny of British public life, to denounce the newspapers for running Muslim-baiting headlines, and yet ignore the rampant anti-Semitism in our own backyard. We cannot credibly fight Islamophobia while making excuses for Judaeophobia.
I only hope and pray that Lord Ahmed's comments will act as a wake-up call to Britain's moderate Muslim majority. The time has come for us to own up to a rather shameful fact: Muslims are not only the victims of racial and religious prejudice but purveyors of it, too.
In 2011 Baroness Warsi, the then Conservative Party chairman, said that Islamophobia has "passed the dinner-table test" in polite British society. I agree with her, but what she omitted to mention, and what we Muslims must now admit, is that anti-Semitism passed the dinner-table test in polite British Muslim society long ago.'
The above is from an honest article written by Mehdi Hasan in the New Statesman in 2013, you can read it in full here - http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2013/03/sorry-truth-virus-anti-semitism-has-infected-british-muslim-community
Where you won't read or hear such truth is on the institutionally pro Islam BBC.
Wednesday, 26 July 2017
HA Goodman is still pushing the Hillary Clinton email story and he's worth listening to.
The BBC actually lay blame for something at the door of the last Labour government! New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK per BBC News
In this BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40723581 the BBC actually lay some blame at the door of the last Labour government and don't hide that too far down the report either!
How on earth did this slip through?
'Ministers have been wary of being seen to "punish" drivers of diesel cars, who, they argue, bought the vehicles after being encouraged to by the last Labour government because they produced lower carbon emissions.'
'they argue' would be the BBC's get out but still they reported that claim without any Labour Party denial.
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Does the Democratic Party have an Anti-Semitism Problem? Not as bad a problem as the British Labour Party but yes.
The Standard reports that:
I presume that these Labour Party aides can point to their correcting Imran Hussain before the elction. No? Thought not!
'However, Mr Corbyn’s aides stressed that he had never promised to scrap the student tuition fee debt mountain.
A source close to the Labour leader stressed: “Imran was mistaken. That was not our policy.”'
BBC running with this story? No, how surprising!
Written Answers - Department for Exiting the European Union: (24 Jul 2017)
'Lord Kinnock: Her Majesty's Government whether House of Lords ministersA fair question?
in the Department for Exiting the European Union will be provided with
all cabinet papers that are relevant to their role and necessary for the
proper discharge of their duties.'
Here's a couple of fair questions for Lord Kinnock:
- How much money have you earned from the EU in each of the past 22 years?
- How much pension per year will you be entitled to in the future and from when will that pension be paid?
Well here is the Labour Party Shadow Justice Minister Imran Hussain speaking in a campaign video during the election:
“Just this morning Jeremy Corbyn has announced that the tuition fees will be abolished straight away from September if there’s a Labour government, and that we will bring back immediately EMA and also that every existing student will have all their debt wiped off. That’s fantastic news, isn’t it guys?”
Was Imran Hussein lying then? If so, will the Labour party be disciplining him for misleading the electorate? Or was he telling the truth by stating the Labour Party position at the time, a position designed to garner as many student votes as possible? I don't see what other option there might be.
Thanks to Guido Fawkes for the spot, he's got more examples of such
Monday, 24 July 2017
Let's turn back the clock to 16 May 2017, there was a piece bySean Coughlan, the BBC's Education Correspondent, entitled 'All or nothing for Labour on tuition fees'. Here's how it started:'Jeremy Corbyn has insisted he did not promise to write off all student debt while appealing to young voters during the general election.
During the campaign, the Labour leader said he would "deal with" the issue of graduates burdened with debt since tuition fees rose to £9,000.
He told the BBC he had never promised to abolish all debt as Labour "were unaware of the size of it at the time".'
If this was not what Jeremy Corbyn was proposing then presumably the Labour Party protested vigorously to the BBC at the time about the BBC's misrepresentation of Labour Party policy. Can anybody provide evidence of such protests?'Scrapping tuition fees in England is the biggest and most expensive proposal in Labour's £25bn worth of pledges for education.
Instead of fees rising to £9,250 per year in the autumn, Jeremy Corbyn is proposing a complete handbrake turn in saying that university tuition should not cost students anything.
It's a bolder step than Labour's previous leader, who two years ago opted for a halfway house of cutting fees to £6,000 - and then was accused of pleasing no-one.
This is Labour going for an all-or-nothing approach - asserting free education as a fundamental principle - and creating the starkest choice in university policy for two decades.
It's a direct appeal to younger voters - with surveys suggesting that students are more likely to vote Labour.
It makes the pitch that no-one should be deterred from university because of the cost or fear of debt.
Labour's big move on fees represents a complete of direction. Previously in government, Labour raised fees and in opposition proposed a modest reduction.
But they are now proposing to bulldoze the apparatus of fees, loans and repayments.'
If there were no such protests was that because the Labour Party were happy to have their policy so misrepresented or because that was their policy?
Either way, the policy had its desired effect as an unexpectedly large turnout among students helped the Labour Party win seats such as Canterbury, which it took for the first time in 100 years, and increase its majority in cities such as Cambridge, Bristol and Leeds. Job done BBC and the Labour Party?
I wonder if the idiots who claimed that Jeremy Corbyn was a breath of fresh air with his honest attitude to politics still think that is the case?
Is a sex-worker who hasn't had sex for three months still a sex-worker? Just a question.
'Blood donation rules for sex workers and gay men are being relaxed in England and Scotland after improvements in the accuracy of testing procedures.
Men who have sex with men can now give blood three months after their last sexual activity instead of 12.
And sex workers, who were previously barred from donating, now can, subject to the same three-month rule.'
'Experts said the move would give more people the opportunity to donate blood without affecting blood supply safety.'Well that's nice for them.
'The Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs - which advises UK health departments - recommended the changes after concluding that new testing systems were accurate and donors were good at complying with the rules.
All blood that is donated in the UK undergoes a mandatory test for Hepatitis B and C, and HIV, plus a couple of other viruses.When do you expect the first cases of people who've had virus infected blood transfusions suing the government?
Scientists agree that three months is a comfortably long window for a virus or infection to appear and be picked up in the blood.'
But so long as gay men and sex-workers are happy and the experts say it's safe that's fine.
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40697473 starts thus:
'The UK and US economies will expand more slowly in 2017 than previously predicted, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
It said "weaker-than-expected activity" in the first three months of the year meant the UK would grow by 1.7%, compared with an earlier 2% forecast.
And the IMF revised down its US outlook from 2.3% to 2.1%.
However, its overall global economic predictions - of 3.5% growth in 2017 and 3.6% in 2018 - remain unchanged.
Meanwhile the outlook for several eurozone economies is brighter than initially thought, with countries including France, Germany, Italy and Spain seeing growth forecasts revised up.'
That's the BBC narrative: post Brexit UK economy down, post Trump US economy down and EU doing better so the UK should reverse its decision to Brexit. Did you spot that the EU section has no comparative figures? Well if you read on much further down the article then you'll find this sentence hidden away from the casual reader.
'The euro area as a whole is expected to grow by 1.9% this year, up from 1.7%.'
Now why would the pro EU / anti Brexit hide those figures where the majority of readers of that article wouldn't see it? Can we trust the predictions of the pro EU / anti Brexit IMF anyway?
Sunday, 23 July 2017
'Jeremy Corbyn: I never said we would write off student debt
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that his party did not make a commitment to write off existing student debt during the general election campaign.
Mr Corbyn was responding to a question from the BBC's Andrew Marr about an interview he gave to music paper the NME before June's general election, in which he had said he was "looking at ways" to reduce the debt burden.
Mr Corbyn said that shadow chancellor John McDonnell is currently looking at the party's policy and will set out its plans at a point in the future.'
Maybe the BBC could publish what they said about Mr Corbyn's interview at the time... Did the BBC mislead the public in order to boost the student vote for Labour?
PA TV Host and Released Terrorist, Murderer of 16 People, Reminisce about the Days of the IntifadaBaydaa' Mu'ammar, a host on the official Palestinian Authority TV channel, interviewed terrorist Abd Al-Hadi Ghneim, who in 1989 forced a bus traveling from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem into a ravine, killing 16 people, and who was released in the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap. Mu'ammar said that "we long for the days of the Intifada" and told Ghneim that "we always salute this heroic role." The interview aired on May 22.
Baydaa' Mu'ammar: "Today, as the (prisoners' hunger) strike is escalating, we long for the days of the Intifada, the days of the revolution, when the Palestinian people were fighting for freedom, in order to put an end to settlements... They were fighting against the occupation, which exists to this day. Why is today different than those days? We hold in esteem any effort taken by our Palestinian people, but we want more from them."
Abd Al-Hadi Ghneim: "Yes, you are taking me back to the days of the 1987 Intifada, in which I was active one way or another. In the attack that I carried out - the bus 405 attack - 16 Zionists died and 24 were wounded.
"I was captured after the attack, and I was treated [medically] and all that. I spent 22.5 years (in prison)."
Baydaa' Mu'ammar: "We always salute this heroic role."
Thanks to MEMRI for this one.
The BBC are outraged http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40692709 that President Donald Trump has the power to pardon people...
'Presidents can pardon people before guilt is established or even before the person is charged with a crime.'
I don't remember the BBC getting similarly outraged when President Bill Clinton pardoned some very questionable people at the end of his Presidency. But that's the joy of the BBC: no moral compass, just sheer bias.
Saturday, 22 July 2017
As you won't read on the institutionally anti Israel BBC...
BBC corrects misleading Jerusalem terror headline after outrage from Israel, Jewish organizations per World Jewish Congress
'In a statement explaining the retraction of its original headline, the BBC said that it accepted that it "did not appropriately reflect the nature of the events" and that while "there was no intention to mislead our audiences, we regret any offense caused."
Israeli Ambassador to the UK, Yuval Rotem, tweeted following the retraction: "@BBCWorld admits mistake, but such mistakes happen way too often. #BBC consumers beware."'
Institutional anti Israel propaganda all over the BBC.
Egyptian Islamic scholar Sheikh Ayman Khamis said that Al-Andalus was "occupied by the Spaniards just like Palestine is occupied by the Jews, and we shall take it back, Allah willing." He was speaking on Mekameleen TV, a Turkey-based Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood channel, on June 11.
Ayman Khamis: "Al-Alndalus is just like Palestine. We shall never forget our lands. We say to the West: We shall never forget our lands. We shall take it back from you because it is occupied land. Al-Andalus is occupied by the Spaniards, just like Palestine is occupied by the Jews, and we shall take it back, Allah willing."
I've reported previously that there are plenty of Islamists who openly state what their aims are for the West but that the European governments and the likes of the BBC just ignore these statemnets for fear of having to acknowledge the sheer horror of the situation that we are in.
This piece of shit article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-40685369 by the institutionally anti Israel BBC contains the usual fake equivalence figures and narrative that I've covered too many times now. I really cannot be bothered to analyse such crap any more. Until the BBC release the Balen Report let's just accept that the BBC is institutionally anti Israel and move on.
This particular BBC report ends by linking to a piece 'Is Palestinian-Israeli violence being driven by social media?' I'd say that the Palestinian Israeli violence is being driven by Islam's hatred of Jews and by the majority of the world's media, especially the BBC, spewing out anti Israel propaganda masquerading as news. The BBC and other media have Jewish Israeli blood on their hands and should be held to account.
Friday, 21 July 2017
Kemi Badenoch with a good speech. Much to admire and agree with there. Somehow I doubt that the institutionally pro Labour Party BBC will be featuring this bright, black female MP on their airwaves. She really doesn't adhere to the BBC / Labour Party narrative.
Thanks to Guido Fawkes for the spot https://order-order.com/2017/07/21/best-maiden-speech-2017-intake/
What the BBC don't tell you about the British woman who says she is being forced to go to court to get an apology after she was questioned by counter-terrorism police for reading a Syrian art book on a plane
'A British woman says she is being forced to go to court to get an apology after she was questioned by counter-terrorism police for reading a Syrian art book on a plane.
Faizah Shaheen was reported to authorities by Thomson cabin crew on a honeymoon flight to Turkey in 2016.
Her lawyers told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme she believes she was singled out because of her race.
Thomson said its crew were "trained to report any concerns" as a precaution.
Ms Shaheen - a Muslim, whose work in mental health care in part involves looking for the signs of radicalisation in young people - was reading Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline on the outbound flight.
The book is a collection of literature, photos, songs and cartoons from Syrian artists and writers.
She was stopped by police when she returned to the UK two weeks later.'
Oddly the BBC haven't shown any images from that book, here's a couple:
I wonder why these images might cause a member of aircrew some concern.
I wonder why the BBC choose not to show these images, is context unimportant?