Fake statistics from a Labour politician? I'm shocked...
Fake statistics pushed by the Labour Party supporting BBC?
I am not a sheep, I have my own mind
I have had enough of being told what and how to think
Whilst we are still allowed the remnants of free speech,
I will speak out.
I also reserve the right to discuss less controversial matters should I feel the urge.
Fake statistics from a Labour politician? I'm shocked...
Fake statistics pushed by the Labour Party supporting BBC?
Yesterday Iain Dale had a Muslim on his LBC show who stated that FGM was not part of Islam but was African. Maybe if he had seen this video he'd have had a better comeback.
When a leader of the Klu Klax Klan came out as a supporter of Donald Trump during the US Presidential Election the BBC were apoplectic and pushed the story at every opportunity. The BBC don't seem to have reported that the UK Communist Party have called for people to vote Labour at the upcoming General Election.
Guido Fawkes https://order-order.com/2017/04/24/commies-for-corbyn/ has the story.
Lauren Southern with some good examples of media fake news, including the BBC.
Lauren Southen on the money here.
'The BBC is more interested in shaping the news agenda than reporting it, says John Redwood.
Yesterday, I was phoned to be asked onto the BBC Radio 4 Today programme this morning. They said they wanted me to answer questions about how the election would change the UK's ability to negotiate a good new relationship with the EU. I was happy to do so, and said I could make any time at their studio. It seemed like a good topic, and central to what the PM said about her reason for calling the election.
They then proceeded to ask me a series of questions all designed to get me to disagree with the UK negotiating position and the Prime Minister. I explained that I supported the PM, agreed with her Brexit White Paper and stated aims, and suggested if all they wanted to do was to criticise her they should approach the Opposition parties. They continued to try to get me to disagree. They did not seem to have read the White Paper or the PM's speech on the topic, so I had to tell them what was in them and why I agreed with them.
I explained again that their thesis that the Leave supporting MPs disagreed with the PM and were "rebels" was simply untrue. We are not in disagreement with the PM and we have been strongly supporting the government's statements and legislation on Brexit. She said she would get back to me about the invitation to go on, with the details.
She did not of course bother to, as it was clear I was unwilling to feed their view of what the news should be.'
Read more here http://commentcentral.co.uk/bbc-consumed-with-own-its-agenda/ The BBC's bias is all over the BBC.
Somehow I doubt that the BBC will report this.
"Remainers have aggressive contempt of Brexit voters"
No Shit Sherlock
'Parents were left "shocked and upset" after alleged antisemitic abuse on social media was directed at a member of a Jewish youth football team.
The Brady Maccabi Red under-16 player was called "Jew boy", "gay Jew" and "Nazi victim" and was referred to as "taking a gas shower".
The messages were posted on Instagram in a private chat group, seen by the player.
They were posted after Brady Maccabi beat Enfield-based Olympiacos 3-1 last Sunday in the Watford Friendly League.'
More here in the JC https://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/YOUTH-TEAM-FOOTBALLER-SUBJECTED-TO-ANTISEMITIC-ABUSE-ONLINE-1.436468 but obviously not on the BBC.
Chuka Umunna Tweeted this...
@ChukaUmunna Theresa May is a disgrace-she called an Election because she rejects the idea of an Opposition in our democracy.We are not some dictatorship
8:17 AM - 19 Apr 2017
Calling an election is a sign of being a dictator? And Chuka Umunna is meant to be one of the more sensible Labour Party politicians.
Thanks to Guido Fawkes for the spot.
Antisemitic sentiment is rising in the USA and especially in educational establishments. Here's a fascinating report https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/04/09/im-gonna-finish-what-hitler-started-that-jew-better-run-among-social-media-comments-by-cleveland-state-university-students-revealed-by-covert-watchdog/
'The dossier, released on Thursday, highlighted dozens of antisemitic, homophobic and racist comments, including, "I'm gonna finish what Hitler started," and "I'm bringing rocks to school…that Jew better run."'
Do read it all, similar is happening in many UK university campuses.
Another catch-up article based upon The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/06/ken-livingstone-hitler-zionism-jews
'So … Ken … A lot of people – predominantly the good people, of course, of the British left – have been tweeting to tell me that Ken just "stated a fact". Here is the problem with what Livingstone said. Because Ken Livingstone did not state a fact.
The statement "Hitler supported Zionism" is not a fact. It's an interpretation. An interpretation of a particular historical moment, in the 1930s, when the forced emigration of Jews from Germany was pushed further along by various Nazi economic incentives allowing those who fled to Palestine to get some of their stolen assets back.
That is not Adolf Hitler supporting the idea of a Jewish state (even writing that sentence looks ridiculous). It is the Nazis taking advantage of the terror and despair of fleeing refugees to get more of them to leave the country. It is just the thin edge of the wedge of Nazi horror.'
Do read the rest of the article.
I'm catching up with some old articles that I have neglected to post. Here's one based upon https://antisemitism.uk/labour-party-members-and-their-nazi-beliefs/
'The antisemitism of the far-left often appears to be a distinct phenomenon — starting with the antisemitism of early Marxists, it later absorbed the antisemitism of Stalin's Russia. From the 1980s onward, far-left antisemitism has been established as part of a supposedly anti-imperialist position. Elements of the far-left have embraced genocidally antisemitic Islamist movements, and under the cover of so-called identity politics have come to portray Jews as 'white oppressors'.
These political and historical developments are real, but their existence lowered down ropes into the pitch-dark pit into which Western societies once cast older forms of antisemitism, enabling them to haul themselves to the surface once more.
The Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership is a case in point: antisemitism within it has been denied and has now gone unpunished for so long that it is possible to see the very worst forms of it appearing from the darkness, blinking into the light.
So it is that in the last few months we have seen numerous cases of notorious conspiracy myths about the Rothschild family of bankers and philanthropists appearing in the ranks of the Labour Party.'
Call me an old conspiracy theory nut but this decision by Prime Minister Theresa May to hold a snap general election reeks of deep state manoeuvring. The establishment don't want Brexit to happen and if the result of the general election is a Labour government or a coalition of Labour or Conservatives with the EU fanatics of the Liberal Democrats then Brexit will be off.
In the words of John Lydon "do you ever get the feeling you've been had?"
More excitement from remaniacs here on the institutionally pro EU BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-39628713
The BBC choose to use the word noxious in this report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-39618490 whilst a quoted witness says:
"Scary scenes tonight, we have heard reports of chemical burns of people in the building here".
'In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it.
It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it.
Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality, was tacitly denied by their philosophy.
The heresy of heresies was common sense.'
George Orwell, '1984'
For 'the Party' you can substitute the BBC and lefty political establishment.
The BBC weep tears for poor persecuted Muslims, ignoring that a) more Muslims suffer at the hands of other Muslims than non Muslims and b) that according to solid research not lefty 'feelings' it's Christians that are the 'most persecuted group in the world'.
'During the last calendar year, some 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith across the globe, making Christians by far the most persecuted group in the world, according to a study from the Turin-based Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR).
The director of CESNUR, Dr. Massimo Introvigne, told Breitbart News that whereas atheistic communist regimes were the greatest persecutors of Christians in the last century, "Islamic ultra-fundamentalism" has taken its place as the number-one agent of persecution.
The Center's findings corroborate those of other scholars and human rights groups. According to the 2016 "World Watch List," for example, published by the Open Doors organization, nine out of the top ten countries where Christians suffer "extreme persecution" had populations that are at least 50 percent Muslim.
Their 2016 report revealed that "Islamic extremism is by far the most significant persecution engine" of Christians in the world today and that "40 of the 50 countries on the World Watch List are affected by this kind of persecution.
"During the year, nearly one-third of the Christians killed for their faith were executed at the hands of Islamic extremists such as the Islamic State or Boko Haram.'
You can read more here at Breitbart http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/04/16/easter-2017-christians-most-persecuted-group-in-the-world/ but not on the BBC, where supporting the Islamistion of the world is considered worthy.
The BBC seem to have deliberately omitted the word anti from their front page lead into this report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39612785
The lead says that Trump demonstrations turn violent, surely it was anti Trump demonstrations that turned violent but all news concerning President Donald Trump has to be reported through the BBC's anti Trump narrative.
The actual report runs:
'At least 21 people have been arrested in Berkeley, California, following clashes between opponents and supporters of US President Donald Trump.
Several people were injured when fighting broke out on a day of nationwide marches calling on the president to release his tax returns.'
It would be interesting to know the relevant numbers of supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump who were arrested but as the BBC don't give figures I think we can assume that many more opponents than supporters were arrested.
The BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-39592010 that:
'Since the US election presidential race, fact checking websites report what seems like an increase in anti-Trump, 'liberal fake news'.'
Oddly the BBC don't see the irony in their reporting this news whilst spewing out anti President Donald Trump opinion.
Unfortunately for the BBC, they have to report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39598046 that:
'A US military strike with a weapon known as the "mother of all bombs" (MOAB) killed 36 IS militants and destroyed their base, the Afghan defence ministry says.
The 21,600lb (9,800kg) bomb was dropped on a tunnel complex used by so-called Islamic State in Nangarhar province.
No civilians were affected by the explosion, the ministry said.'
No civilians affected? The BBC will be distraught that they can't blame the deaths of the ubiquitous Muslim wedding guests on President Donald Trump.
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39597062 about someone actually getting punished for being involved in the disgusting mutilation crime of FGM includes this as its last line:
'About 200 million girls and women around the world have suffered some form of FGM, the UN says, with half living in Egypt, Ethiopia and Indonesia, the UN says.'
What links those three countries? The BBC won't say.
When you read the names of the defendants then you'll understand why the BBC won't be reporting this news.
'24 Huddersfield men and 2 women in court today over charges of rape, neglect and sex abuse on girls as young as 11
They are among 29 in total charged as part of Operation Tendersea after 18 girls aged 11 to 17 were sexually abused in Huddersfield.
The 29 men and women charged with dozens of historic sexual offences against girls are appearing at Kirklees magistrates court today.Twenty-seven men have been charged, with one man alone charged with 21 offences of rape.Twenty four of the men and two women are from the Huddersfield area.West Yorkshire Police say the men face numerous offences including rape, trafficking with intent to engage in sexual exploitation, sexual activity with a child, child neglect, child abduction, supply of Class A drugs and possession and making of indecent images of children.Kirklees Magistrates Court as a small group of protesters wait for then 29 defendants the allegations against the defendants are historic sexual offences, having occurred between 2004 and 2011 and relate to 18 women.
The offences were committed against them as children in the Huddersfield area and are alleged to have taken place while the women were aged between 11 and 17.
The defendants are:
Amere Singh Dhaliwal , 34, of Huddersfield. He is charged with rape (x21), supply of Class A drugs (x4), supply of Class B drugs, supply of controlled substances with intention to engage in sexual activity, trafficking female within the UK with a view to her sexual exploitation (x14), Incite a child to engage in sexual activity (x5), sexual assault by penetration, sexual touching (x3), possession of indecent images of a child (x3), racially aggravated assault and incite a child into prostitution.
Irfan Ahmed, 32, of Huddersfield. He is charged with trafficking a female within the UK with a view to her sexual exploitation (x6), sexual touching, taking indecent images of a child and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
Asif Bashir, 32, of Huddersfield. He is charged with rape (x4) and attempted rape.
Zahid Hassan , 28, of Huddersfield. He charged with trafficking a child within the UK with a view to her sexual exploitation (x5), rape (x8), racially aggravated assault, supply of Class A drugs (x2), inciting a child into sexual activity, child abduction (x2) and attempted rape.
Manzoor Hassan , 37, of Huddersfield. He is charged with supply of noxious substance with intent to injure, annoy or aggrieve female, supply of Class A drugs (x2) and incite a child into prostitution.
Mohammed Kammer, 32, of Huddersfield. He is charged with two counts of rape.
Mohammed Rizwan Aslam , 29, of Huddersfield. He is charged with two counts of rape.
Abdul Rehman Hanif , 29, of Huddersfield. He is charged with rape, supply of Class A drugs, supply of Class B drugs (x2), supply of controlled substance with intent to engage in sexual activity, sexual touching and trafficking a female within the UK with a view to her sexual exploitation.
Mohammed Asaf Akram , 31, of Huddersfield. He is charged with rape (x7), trafficking a female within the UK with a view to her sexual exploitation (x3), child abduction, supply of Class B drugs, sexual touching and threats to kill.
Raj Singh Barsran , 33, of Huddersfield. He is charged with sexual touching (x2) and rape.
Mansoor Akhtar , 25, of Huddersfield. He is charged with rape, attempted rape and trafficking a female within the UK with a view to her sexual exploitation (x2).
Niaz Ahmed , 53, of Huddersfield. He is charged with inciting a child into sexual activity and sexual touching (x2).
Mohammad Nahman , 31, of Huddersfield. He is charged with trafficking a female within the UK with a view to her sexual exploitation, sexual touching, rape (x2).
Hamzha Ali Saleem, 37, of Manchester. He is charged with trafficking female within the UK with a view to her sexual exploitation (x3).
Waqas Mahmood , 36, of Huddersfield. He is charged with 3 counts of rape.
Naveeda Habib , 38, of Huddersfield. She is charged with one count of child neglect.
Shahnaz Akhtar Malik , 55, of Huddersfield. She is charged with one count of child neglect.
Nasarat Hussain , 28, of Huddersfield. He is charged with rape (x3), attempted rape and inciting a female to engage in sexual activity.
Sajid Hussain , 32, of Huddersfield. He is charged with facilitating the commission of sexual activity on a child, rape (x3) and inciting a child into sexual activity.
Zulwarnain Dogar , 29, of Huddersfield. He is charged with sexual touching and trafficking a female within UK with a view to her sexual exploitation.
Mohammad Ifraz , 28, of Huddersfield. He is charged with trafficking a female within the UK with a view to her sexual exploitation (x3), rape, false imprisonment, child abduction, taking indecent images of a child and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
Faisal Nadeem , 30, of Huddersfield. He is charged with supply of Class A drugs, rape and possession of extreme pornography
Mohammad Azeem, 31, of Bradford. He is charged with three counts of rape.
Mohammad Imran Ibrar , 32, of Huddersfield. He is charged with trafficking a female within the UK with a view to her sexual exploitation, facilitating the commission of sexual activity on a child, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, supply of Class B drugs.
Everton La Bastide , 50, of Huddersfield. He is charged with two counts of sexual touching.
Mohammed Saqib Raheel , 30, of Dudley. He is charged with child abduction and trafficking a female within the UK with a view to her sexual exploitation.
Zubair Ahmed , 30, of Huddersfield. He is charged with rape and possession of extreme pornography.
Usman Khalid , 29, of Huddersfield. He is charged with sexual assault by penetration, child abduction and sexual touching.
Aleem Javaid , 27, of Huddersfield. He is charged with rape and supply of Class B drugs. '
Can you see anything that these individuals might have in common? It's a total mystery.
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39543750 ends with two sentences that illustrate just how stupid Western society is.
'After applying for residency in 2014, he was informed in December 2016 that "he had four weeks to leave the country", police official Jonas Hysing said.
He disappeared and, in February, was officially put on a wanted list.'
It seems that the relevant authorities actually believe that someone who's failed in their application to stay in the West will meekly wait around to be deported. Are these authorities really shocked when the individual disappears rather than be deported, or don't they care what happens?
You must read this article by the very brave David Collier, it's not a pleasant read but it is a necessary one.
The article http://david-collier.com/sentinels-protecting-antisemites/ should be read by everyone Jewish or not.
'2014 saw the loudest outpouring of blatant antisemitism in Europe since 1945. In 2017 hard-core anti-Jewish hatred is dished up on the university campus. 9/11 conspiracy theories are shared inside lecture halls. An academic at a conference can claim that European Jews are fake Jews and Hebrew is a Palestinian language. Each comment of this type receives applause. Antisemitism isn't hiding in the dark anymore.'
The institutionally anti Israel BBC fans these flames of anti-Semitism.
'A "bomb-like" device has been destroyed in a controlled explosion in central Oslo, police have said.
Officers cordoned off a large part of the Gronland area on Saturday evening, before the bomb squad detonated the suspect device.'
More here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39543750 and indeed all over Europe from now on.
Breitbart report http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/04/07/politicians-wales-transformed-worlds-first-migrant-sanctuary/ on Welsh politicians' wanting to turn Wales into a migrant sanctuary. This is despite th people of Wales not support the idea.
'A substantial poll carried out for WalesOnline by YouGov in 2014 foundthat 68 per cent of people believe immigration controls should be tighter, compared with 5 per cent who believe they should be relaxed.
41 per cent of respondents also believed that immigration has damaged Wales, with 18 per cent saying the damage has been "very bad". This compares with 22 per cent who said immigration has benefited Wales, with just 5 per saying the effects have been "very good".'
'So-called "honour crimes" have risen by 40 per cent in five years in London, with the number of forced marriages doubling in the same period.
According to the figures, obtained by theEvening Standard, some of the children involved in the abuse were younger than ten-years-old.'
More about this here at Breitbart http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/04/08/number-honour-crimes-forced-marriages-london-surge/ but obviously not on the BBC.
The BBC are all doom and gloom over Brexit and this report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39537726 is no different.
However in amongst this a pertinent fact is being missed. If the UK leaves the EU and has no access to the Single Market on the same or similar terms to now then the EU car manufacturers, mainly German, will lose their preferential access to the UK market. If that happens then might it not be excellent news for the likes of Ford. Might not the Ford Mondeo, a seriously good driving car, become the executive car of choice? Ford Mondeo or Audi A4/BMW 3 series...
Sue at isthebbcbiased.blogspot.co.uk gets close to the truth about the BBC and Israel in this piece http://isthebbcbiased.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/lorry-rams-crowds.html
'Why does the BBC think car-rammings in Israel are somehow not worth including in their "Vehicle ramming Timeline" ?All 57 of them?'
The BBC heading for their time line has evolved from that reported in the isthebbcbiased.blogspot.co.uk article to something along the lines of 'in the western world' and is now 'in Europe and the US'.
What the BBC will not do is allow any parallels to be drawn between the Islamist terrorists of ISIS and those of Hamas etc. It's all one civilisational conflict but that is not possible to report by the institutionally anti Israel BBC.
Still makes me laugh every time that I watch this.
10 charts that show why the NHS is in trouble per BBC News but not one refers to the massive increase in immigration into this country. Odd that...
BBC report here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-38887694
'In recent years police in France and Spain have put Eta under severe pressure, arresting hundreds of militants, including leadership figures, and seizing many of the group's weapons.'
Wheras in Northern Ireland the Blair Labour government pretty much gave in to the IRA.
BBC report here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39512637 with no mention of the IRA parallels.
'Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman has described the US air strikes on the Shayrat airbase as an "aggression against a sovereign nation". Mr Putin sees them as an "attempt to distract the world from civilian casualties from US military action in Iraq," and they "do significant damage" to US-Russia ties", Dmitry Peskov said.'
But Russia wanted Donald Trump to become President of the United States of America because he was their man?
The BBC must be confused, they've been pushing the story that President Donald Trump has too many links with Russia, who helped his election. Yet they also now have to report that President Donald Trump has taken action against the Russian supported regime in Syria, which aids the Islamists in Syria.
Presumably the BBC are trying to formulate attack lines on President Donald Trump, warmonger would be the easiest I suppose. Even though he's just carrying through on Barack Hussein Obama's red lines promise re the use of chemical weapons.
You can monitor the BBC's confusion here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-us-canada-39521332
Jeremy Bowen strikes again https://bbcwatch.org/2017/04/05/bbcs-me-editor-suggests-syria-chemical-attack-related-to-israel/
The institutionally anti Israel BBC disgusts me.
'The Foreign Ministry on Wednesday appointed Rasha Atamny, 31, to represent the Jewish state in Ankara, Turkey, making her Israel's first female Muslim diplomat.'
Jacob Rees Mogg being Jacob Rees Mogg...
Nigel Farage speaking the truth as usual.
Another article about the BBC's current obsession with matters transgender here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39489678 where this line caught my eye:
'It is estimated that about 650,000 people identify as trans in the UK.'
Estimated by whom? On what basis?
At least we know where the BBC will continue to stand on the subject of Brexit.
'The BBC no longer has a duty to "broadly balance" its coverage of Brexit, Nick Robinson, one of the broadcaster's most senior political journalists, has said.
The Today programme host and former political editor of the national broadcaster told critics to "leave it out" and "remain calm".
He differentiated between balance and bias in his column for the Radio Times, welcoming the former and rejecting the latter if it is not justified in the view of him and his colleagues.
"The bias I worry about most is the bias against understanding," he says.
He insisted the BBC still had a commitment to "due impartiality", which meant it would get as close to the truth they saw it, but would not represent both sides of the argument if one was wrong in their view.
"The referendum is over. The duty we broadcasters had to 'broadly balance' the views of the two sides is at an end," he wrote.
The key passage there is this one:
'it (the BBC) would get as close to the truth they saw it, but would not represent both sides of the argument if one was wrong in their view.'
Just let the sheer arrogance of that comment sink in.
The BBC's roster of comedians includes many on the left of politics and several on the far left, but previous few who are right of centre.
The BBC have said that there's just no right of centre comedians so that's why they don't feature any. Well that's not true, here's a right of centre comedian, Andrew Lawrence...
andrew lawrence (@andrewlawrence) Tweeted at 1:51 am - 4 Apr 2017 :
Not long now until the BBC strays so far from impartiality and public service that the continuation of the licence fee becomes untenable. (http://twitter.com/andrewlawrence/status/849182738548764672?s=17)
I think that I see why the BBC don't allow Andrew Lawrence to have airtime.
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-39488291 on London's new ULEV includes this:
'Sir David King, the chief scientific adviser under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, said the government had been previously "wrong" to encourage people to buy diesel vehicles.'
This doesn't quite say that it was the last Labour government that made that 'wrong' decision. The BBC running interference for their Labour Party pals as usual.
'European human rights chiefs have told the British press it must not report when terrorists are Muslim.
The recommendations came as part of a list of 23 meddling demands to Theresa May's government on how to run the media in an alarming threat to freedom speech.
The report, drawn up by the Council of Europe's human rights watchdog, blamed the recent increase in hate crimes and racism in the UK on the 'worrying examples of intolerance and hate speech in the newspapers, online and even among politicians', although the research was done before the EU referendum campaign had even begun.
The suggestions sent to Downing Street urging the UK Government to reform criminal law and freedom of the press and in a brutal criticism of the British press, the report recommends ministers 'give more rigorous training' to journalists.
But UK ministers firmly rebutted the remarkable demands, telling the body: 'The Government is committed to a free and open press and does not interfere with what the press does and does not publish, as long as the press abides by the law.''
More here at The Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3823706/European-human-rights-chiefs-orders-British-press-NOT-reveal-terrorists-Muslims.html but obviously not on the BBC who don't need the European Human Rights chiefs to tell them what they should report.
Ben Shapiro on the money re BDS being antisemitic
Pat Condell speaks his mind on the EU Referendum and the inability of some to accept the democratic verdict.
When I read the above headline on the BBC front page I thought wow, are Lloyd's really moving to Brussels?
Reading on I learn that it's a subsidiary, you can read the BBC article here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business
Of course the truth is somewhat less exciting as Lloyd's chief executive Inga Beale said this morning, "It's not moving our whole London base, it's just setting up an EU subsidiary."
Lloyd's Chairman John Nelson said:
"London will remain the major financial centre for Europe. It's certainly going to remain the major financial centre for Lloyd's."
John Nelson also said that the number of jobs in the Brussels subsidiary would be in the "tens, not the hundreds". Lloyd's of London currently has 995 staff. It is not even clear that any jobs will move from London to Brussels or if these will be extra jobs.
But for the BBC facts are less important than pushing the BBC's anti Brexit narrative.
Is the tide turning against BDS lies?
'U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley received a standing ovation at the General Assembly on Wednesday after pledging to defend Israel against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, saying it was a modern day incarnation of an "ancient hatred."
"Know that the United States has Israel's back, and know that you now have a fighter and a friend in the UN to help you,"'
More here at Breitbart http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2017/03/30/bds-fail-un-ambassador-nikki-haley-says-u-s-israels-back-hateful-boycott-movement/ not so much at the institutionally anti Israel BBC.
The recent furore over the United Airlines preventing some users of free travel passes to use them whilst they were inappropriately dressed was simply ridiculous. The BBC along with other media pushed the line that this was a misogynistic policy and was unfair. As is so often the case, the BBC were wrong.
Anyone who has flown a fair amount will have been made aware of the airline employee perk of free (or near free) by chatting to the smartly dressed passenger, usually travelling alone.
'When most people choose jobs in the airline industry, a huge draw for them is the flight benefits. Most airlines worldwide allow their employees free standby travel on their own airline, and nearly free travel on many others. As if that isn't enticing enough, the benefits are usually extended to spouses, parents and children, with buddy passes also offered for anyone else the employee would like to offer them to. These perks are about as wonderful as getting keys to the world. I still feel like I stole something whenever my name is called by the agent to claim my free seat.
In return, our employers make very clear what they would like from us and others to whom we extend our privileges. They take great pains to spell these simple requirements out: We are to not abuse the benefits we are given by selling passes or fraudulently adding dependents, we do not cause a fuss if there is not a seat for us and, lastly, we have to observe the dress code. It doesn't seem a lot to ask, especially now that the requirements have been eased to the point where a t-shirt, jeans and sneakers are permissible. My dependents have never had a problem with it, and neither have I. Nor have I ever heard complaints from others in the industry.'
More here at FlyerTalk http://www.flyertalk.com/articles/united-is-not-a-misogynist-regime-so-myob.html
The BBC like people to have benefits but not have to comply with the regulations around those benefits. In a way this reminds me of the fuss over the increase in NIC for some self-employed in the UK. For some time the BBC happily pushed the line that it was unfair that the self-employed didn't have sick pay or holiday pay, never mentioning the tax and other benefits of being self-employed, and rejoiced at the fairness of such benefits being so extended. However when a Conservative government decides that the extension of in work benefits to the self employed means that their Tax and NIC advantages might have to be reduced - pandemonium.
For the BBC the worker must have all the benefits possible without any concomitant increases in tax or National Insurance. What's the problem after all it all comes from the magic money tree.
The institutionally anti Israel BBC will not be happy...
'In an unprecedented move, Prime Minister Theresa May's government changed the UK's vote on Friday at the U.N. Human Rights Council on what it rightly called a "perverse" resolution condemning Israel for allegedly maltreating the Druze residents of the Golan Heights — and London warned that it would oppose all UNHRC resolutions on Israel if the UNHRC's bias does not stop.
In past votes on the same text — introduced annually by Syria's Assad regime, and more recently by the Islamic group acting as a surrogate — the UK had abstained, together with EU states.
This time, however, the UK joined the U.S. in voting No, in what experts say is a move by London to closely align itself with Washington. Brexit is about to begin and the UK increasingly needs to rely on close ties with America.
More significantly, the UK also declared on Friday that if the UNHRC doesn't change its anti-Israel bias, they will begin to vote No on all five of the annual resolutions concerning Israel.
"Today we are putting the Human Rights Council on notice. If things do not change, in the future we will adopt a policy of voting against all resolutions concerning Israel's conduct…"
To explain their new principled approach, the UK adopted UN Watch's statistics showing the council's bias, instead of numbers put out by the council's champions which, in order to downplay the UNHRC's bigotry, dilute the figures by wrongly conflating consequential resolutions that condemn countries with toothless texts that praise countries.
Here is the full written statement put out by the UK, in which it noted that the UNHRC's resolutions on Israel failed to address Palestinian terrorism or glorification of terrorism:
But we must also recognise the continuing terrorism, incitement and violence that Israel faces. According to the Quartet's report last year, there were 250 terrorist attacks, leading to the deaths of at least 30 Israelis. Renewed Hamas efforts to rebuild their tunnels are a grave concern. The scourge of anti-Semitic incitement and glorification of terrorism continue. And for as long as terrorists are treated as martyrs, peace will prove distant.
That is why we continue to call on all parties to act in accordance with international law. And that is why we supported UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which tackles both settlements and terror alike.
And yet neither "terrorism" nor "incitement" were a focus of this week's Council discussions and resolutions. This is not acceptable.
The UK statement went on to address the overall UNHRC bias against Israel—and adopted UN Watch's statistics (as opposed to those of council defenders and apologists which wrongly conflate UNHRC country condemnation with resolutions that praise the country concerned.)
Our enduring commitment to the universality of rights is also our source of enduring disappointment with the Council's bias against Israel. Israel is a population of eight million in a world of seven billion. Yet since its foundation, the Human Rights Council has adopted 135 country-specific resolutions; 68 of which against Israel. Justice is blind and impartial. This selective focus on Israel is neither.
Israel is the only country permanently on the Human Rights Council's agenda. Indeed when the Council voted to include Israel as a permanent item in 2007 – the so-called agenda Item 7 – it was Ban Ki Moon who expressed his deep disappointment "given the range and scope of allegations of human rights violations throughout the world."
In an unprecedented move, the UK changed its vote from abstain to oppose on the Golan Heights resolution, saying that it sent a "perverse" message:
Nowhere is the disproportionate focus on Israel starker and more absurd than in the case of today's resolution on the occupation of Syria's Golan. Syria's regime butchers and murders its people on a daily basis. But it is not Syria that is a permanent standing item on the Council's agenda; it is Israel. Ten years have passed since Item 7 was instituted, and there has been no sign of change. Whilst we are unswerving in our conviction that the Golan Heights are occupied and do not recognise Israel's annexation, we cannot accept the perverse message sent out by a Syria Golan resolution that singles out Israel, as Asad continues to slaughter the Syrian people. So we have voted against the Golan resolution.
Finally, the UK put the UNHRC "on notice," announcing that if the "unacceptable pattern of bias" does not stop, the UK will adopt a policy of voting against all resolutions on Israel:
Ultimately peace is built, brick by brick, through trust and goodwill on all sides. Human rights violations break down that trust. And so it is incumbent on Palestinians and Israelis alike to abide by International Human Rights Law. But by continuing an unacceptable pattern of bias through Item 7, the Council discredits its necessary voice, hardening positions on both sides. For as long as the Human Rights Council continues down this disproportionate and biased path, it will make the achievement of a negotiated two-state solution harder not easier.
So today we are putting the Human Rights Council on notice. If things do not change, in the future we will adopt a policy of voting against all resolutions concerning Israel's conduct in the Occupied Syrian and Palestinian Territories.'
Quoted in full from UN Watch here https://www.unwatch.org/uk-breaks-eu-u-n-changes-stance-israel-adopts-un-watch-statistics/
Will the BBC manage to calm down enough to even report this? Presumably they'll find a Middle East expert to say how dangerous for the prospects of peace in the Middle East this is.
'Fewer than 1 percent of papers published in scientific journals follow the scientific method, according to research by Wharton School professor and forecasting expert J. Scott Armstrong.
Professor Armstrong, who co-founded the peer-reviewed Journal of Forecasting in 1982 and the International Journal of Forecasting in 1985, made the claim in a presentation about what he considers to be "alarmism" from forecasters over man-made climate change.'
More here at Breitbart http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/03/29/j-scott-armstrong-fraction-1-papers-scientific-journals-follow-scientific-method/ but not on the BBC where science is subservient to politics and where the number of scientists is far less than the number of social science graduates.
It's odd that on the very day that the Article 50 process is put into place, the EU makes a positive decision for the UK.
'EU regulators have blocked London Stock Exchange's £21bn merger with German stock exchange Deutsche Boerse.
The European Commission said the deal would have created a "de facto monopoly" for certain financial services.
The merger would have combined Europe's two largest stock exchange operators.'
This Breitbart report http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/03/28/hundreds-islamic-state-volunteers-returned-britain/ should scare the crap out of you. Here's an extract, but do read the whole article:
'Security sources have told Sky News that more than four hundred British jihadists who travelled to the Middle East to fight for terror organisations like Islamic State and the al-Nusra Front have returned home, and most have evaded the authorities.
Former Scotland Yard Specialist Firearms Officer and author Tony Long told the broadcaster these fighters could pose serious problems for the British authorities.'
If the primary duty of the State is the safety of its people then the British state has been derelict in performing that duty.
When I read the BBC report of Mustafa Bashir attacking his then wife, Fakhara Karim, I thought how sad and terrible.
Now thanks to Biasedbbc.org and The Express I know what aspects of the trial the BBC chose to omit from their reports.
'Curiously the BBC report does not include this…from the Express…
Passing an 18 month jail term suspended for two years Judge Mansell QC said…..
"She would buy clothes that were of a western style which you disapproved of and called her a slag and said her friends were 'English slag girls.'
Why would the BBC hide the fact that a Pakistani Muslim called white girls that?
More here https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2017/03/28/enemy-of-battered-wives-rogue-justice/ but obviously not on the BBC who have an agenda to push.
'Ken Livingstone has warned he will take Labour to court if it expels him over alleged anti-Semitism.
The former Mayor of London told HuffPost UK that leading barrister Michael Mansfield QC and solicitor Imran Khan were preparing a judicial review, which could end up costing the party tens of thousands of pounds.'
Time to get the popcorn in?
The magnificent Craig at isthebbcbiased.blogspot.co.uk has a report of a news-watch analysts of the BBC Radio 4 Today program coverage of Brexit
'... News-watch have (correctly) taken the maximal approach and covered every business spot on Today over a six month period.
In summary, the stats show that of the 366 guest speakers featured:
192 (53%) were negative about the impact of Brexit
114 (31%) were neutral contributions
60 (16%) were positive about the impact of Brexit
In other words, "there were three times more anti-Brexit speakers than pro-Brexit ones invited by the BBC to participate in the prestigious slot".
And, to make matters worse, a mere 2% (10 contributors) were with supporters of withdrawal from the EU. '
You can read more here http://isthebbcbiased.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/guess-what.html and you can hear, read and see more pro Remain bias all over the BBC.
I am so unsurprised by this revelation. The left are set on destroying European civilisation and mass third would immigration is the weapon that they have chosen so to do.
'An Italian public prosecutor has called for monitoring of the funding of NGOs engaged in rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea, noting that "the facilitation of illegal immigration is a punishable offense regardless of the intentions."
The remarks of Carmelo Zuccaro, the chief prosecutor of Catania (Sicily), followed closely on the release of a report last week by the border control agency of the European Union (EU), suggesting that NGOs have been complicit with human traffickers by providing a shuttle service from North Africa to Italy.
In point of fact, the report stated, NGOs engaged in maritime rescue operations "help criminals achieve their objectives at minimum cost, strengthen their business model by increasing the chances of success."'
More here at Breitbart http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/03/26/italian-public-prosecutor-accuses-ngos-of-abetting-illegal-immigration-into-italy/ but obviously not on the pro unlimited immigration BBC.
Post the latest Islamist terrorist attack on London the usual idiots and liars are telling the British public that there are only a tiny minority of Muslims who support terrorism and that the Islamists ideology is a perversion of a great religion of peace. Fine words, shame they're crap.
The truth is out there, it's pretty easy to find too.
'The 615-page survey found that more than 100,000 British Muslims sympathize with suicide bombers and people who commit other terrorist acts. Moreover, only one in three British Muslims (34%) would contact the police if they believed that somebody close to them had become involved with jihadists.
In addition, 23% of British Muslims said Islamic Sharia law should replace British law in areas with large Muslim populations.
On social issues, 52% of the Muslims surveyed said they believe homosexuality should be illegal, compared to 22% of non-Muslim Britons.
Nearly half believe it is unacceptable for a gay or lesbian to teach their children.
At the same time, almost a third (31%) of British Muslims think polygamy should be legalized. Among 18-to-24-year-olds, 35% think it is acceptable to have more than one wife.
Thirty-nine percent of Muslims surveyed believe women should always obey their husbands, compared to 5% for non-Muslims.
One in three British Muslims refuse completely to condemn the stoning of women accused of adultery.
The poll also found that a fifth of British Muslims have not entered the home of a non-Muslim in the past year.
Of the British Muslims surveyed, 35% believe Jewish people have too much power in the UK, compared to 8% of non-Muslims.'
You can read more about this here https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/7861/british-muslims-survey but obviously not on the BBC whose support for the narrative that they have helped shape leaves no room for inconvenient facts.
Lingerie models, what's not to like?
If this report by Bill Still is accurate and the Montgomery hard disks exist then this story could indeed be bigger than Watergate. However it will be a cold day in hell before the Obama worshipping, Clinton supporting, Trump hating BBC ever report such a story.
This BBC report http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39375961 contains the usual BBC anti President Donald Trump trigger words - hardliner and right wing prominent amongst them.
However it also includes this line:
'The Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of their promised future state - but Israel claims the entire city as its undivided capital.'
Is that really all the Palestinians want? Hamas want all of Jerusalem, all of Israel and as many dead Jews as possible, ditto Hezbollah, and do Fatah/PLO/The Palestinian Authority really want anything less than that?
The BBC have to report http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39369202 that:
'A French national of North African origin has been arrested in the Belgian city of Antwerp on suspicion of driving at a crowd, officials say.
A car was driven "at high speed" on De Meir, the northern city's main shopping street, before it was intercepted. There were no reports of any injuries.
Knives, a non-lethal gun and some unidentifiable liquid were found in the car, prosecutors say.'
BBC news are forced to report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39372154 that the perpetrator of yesterday's attack in Westminster has been named by police as Khalid Masood.
'Kent-born Masood, who was shot dead in the attack, was not the subject of any current police investigations, but had a range of previous convictions.
The 52-year-old was believed to have been living in the West Midlands.
The so-called Islamic State group has said it was behind the attack, in which PC Keith Palmer, Aysha Frade and US tourist Kurt Cochran were killed.'
A Muslim killing in the name of the Islamic State, who saw that coming?
In possibly the least surprising development following the terrorist attack on Westminster:
'Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed the Westminster attacker who killed three on Wednesday was "British-born" and had been investigated by security forces in the past.
Speaking in parliament, Mrs May said the man was known to police and MI5 and had been investigated "some years ago" "in relations to concerns about violent extremism".
However, she described him as a "peripheral figure" and said, "the case is historic"."
He was not part of the current intelligence picture", the Prime Minister added. "His identity is known to the police and MI5, and when operational consideration allow he will be publicly identified".'
This sums up the extent of the problem we face. He was investigated years ago and was deemed to be a peripheral figure and not part of the current intelligence picture. Some years later this peripheral figure carries out a terrorist attack at the heart of London.
How many more peripheral figures are there?
How many of them are ready and willing to kill?
Is it time for internment?
We were warned, we just didn't want to know.
'Jihadists have repeatedly threatened to strike the UK in recent years. In April last year, Islamic State released a video, praising the attacks in Paris and Brussels and promising London, Berlin, or Rome will be next.
The video, titled, "Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands" after a Quran verse (009:014), quotes another verse (191-193) calling on Muslims to "kill [infidels] wherever you find them" and promised more "dark days" for Europe.
"Nations of the cross this message is for you. Know that your options are few: either you join Islam, or pay tribute, or face the war," the narrator added.'
They mean it, regardless of what moral relativists, Marxists and BBC 'experts' tell you, the Islamists really mean it. They want us kufr dead and they've got the Koranic verses to support their actions.
More here http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/03/23/islamic-state-supporters-celebrate-blessed-westminster-terror-attack/ but definitely not ever on the BBC.
1. An immediate declaration is made that this has nothing to do with Islam and the terrorist does not represent real Islam. White leftist often atheist experts on the Quran and Islamic doctrine suddenly emerge on BBC News to save the day.
2. Muslims claim to be followers of the religion of peace and media outlets, especially the BBC and the pro immigration Labour Party push this agenda hard and fast down your throats.
3. Strong claims that the UK arms and US presence in the Middle East is the cause of this attack.
4. The terrorist is claimed as mentally ill or simply misguided, perhaps poor and desperate without any evidence that suggests that as nobody even knows who he really is yet. Once they know, every effort is made to find a way to place him into one of the justified excuses above which is supposed to somehow give him immunity for their crimes.
5. The terrorist attack is declared as a "lone wolf attack".
6. Claims that it's just part of everyday living in a big city are made.
7 Claims that Christians and Jews do these things too are made but with zero evidence of this.
8. Facebook profiles are changed to the flag of the inflicted country "Pray For (insert country or city here)"
9. Candles are lit, vigils are held and people go on a peace march to show solidarity with Muslims not with the victims and their families.
10. Claims are made that Muslims are the real victims here.
11. All religions are equated as being a danger to society even though we all know there is only one violent religion on our planet.
12. Israel is blamed especially on Wednesday and Thursday, Monday and Tuesday, obviously Friday and at the weekend.
13. Many thousands of Muslims worldwide both online and in public rallies including Imaams and political leaders praise the attacks as heroic in the name of Jihad. All media outlets ignore this completely.
14. Random and very irrelevant statistics are brought out about how you have more chance of dying from a shark in your bath than in a terrorist attack.
15. Token Muslims and lefty dhimmis and liars come out to express their disgust at the actions of the terrorist and then somehow blame it on the actions of the country where it took place and Israel too.
16. Token leftist Jews come out to express their feelings about how we need to embrace the Muslim community and not behave like Nazis and also end the occupation in Israel.
17. Token leftist Christians come out to express how we should all just get along and sing Kumbaya together.
18. Those who object to any of the above are called racist, bigots or closed minded Brexiters.
19. Everyone then waits for the next Islamist terrorist attack to happen.
20. Go back to 1.and repeat as needed.
The BBC report on the latest terrorist atrocity in the UK http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39363297 includes this police plea:
'In a statement made outside Scotland Yard, Mr Rowley said: "The inquiries in Birmingham, London and other parts of the country are continuing."It is still our belief - which continues to be borne out by our investigation - that this attacker acted alone and was inspired by international terrorism.
"To be explicit, at this stage we have no specific information about further threats to the public.
"He said he would not name the bridge victims yet, who were "a mix of nationalities", and urged journalists not to publish the attacker's name while searches were continuing.'
So the attacker's name shouldn't be published? I don't know what it is but I can probably guess what sort of name it is.
'Sadiq Khan: London mayor says terror attacks 'part and parcel' of living in a major city
Labour politician says capitals 'have got to be prepared' for attacks... '
Remember that comment from sentence 2016 when you read any facile comments from the London Mayor. He's probably right terror attacks are likely to be part and parcel of living in a major city like London, but I'd like him to explain why, and who the terrorists are.
The BBC news latest update http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-39355940 saya that four people have died in the attack including the attacker.
I'd prefer to say that three people have been killed in a terrorist attack this afternoon. A fourth person, believed to be the perpetrator, was also killed by armed police so as to end the incident.
That seems fairer and more accurate but not if you're a moral relativist I suppose.
This horrific news http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39355940 is no great surprise. Such attacks are commonplace in Israel and have come to mainland Europe already.
How long until we discover the name of the perpetrator? How long after that before we are told that he/she had psychological problems? That is still the code used unless the attacker is a supporter of right-wing causes of course, isn't it?
'Three out of the five candidates on Labour's final shortlist in Manchester Gorton have attended Khomeinist rallies backing the Iranian regime, Guido can reveal.'
Not a word on the BBC of course, maybe there's enough Khomeinist supporters there too.
The BBC have acknowledged Martin McGuinness's terrorist past, but it's hidden away in this piece http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-39341862
Here's an extract from that report to give you a flavour of the sort of man he was:
'However, several well-placed security sources agree that Martin McGuinness would have had advanced knowledge of virtually every Provisional IRA attack in his home city of Derry after he was appointed chief of staff.
"The bottom line is that nothing happened in Derry without Martin knowing about it," says one.
"He wouldn't have been involved in planning every attack, but he would have been told what was planned. If he didn't object, the attack went ahead. If he objected, it didn't. It was that simple, he had a veto"
One of the attacks police sources have claimed Martin McGuinness authorised was one of the most notorious of the Troubles.In October 1990, Patsy Gillespie, a Catholic who worked in a local army base, was taken from his home and strapped into a van containing 1,000lbs of explosives.
Labelled a "collaborator" by the IRA, he was told to drive the van to an army checkpoint at Coshquin near the border, while his family was held hostage.
When he reached his destination, Mr Gillespie was not given time to escape. The bomb was detonated by remote control, killing him and five soldiers.
"Given the way Martin McGuinness controlled the IRA in Derry at that time, it is inconceivable that he would not have had prior knowledge about such an attack because of its scale and the huge public outcry the IRA would have known would follow," says another former senior security source.
"He may not have drawn up the plan, but he would have known, and could have intervened to stop it."'
That's the freedom fighter that the BBC want to praise today. I'm rather more in agreement with Lord Tebbit.
This Express article http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/781613/Brexit-news-Article-50-talks-EU-exit-fee-50billion-Sir-Bill-Cash-Germany-war-debt-WW2 is rather interesting.
This section was especially of interest:
'The peers' report revealed legal evidence shows if the UK walks away from the EU at the end of two-year Article 50 talks without a divorce agreement "all EU law will cease to apply and the UK would not have an obligation to make any financial contribution at all".'
Not the sort of view that the institutionally pro EU will ever publicise.
G at biasedbbc.org has some fascinating background information:
'G on March 20, 2017 at 9:26 am
I followed through the online registration of a 'hate crime' process some months ago. As you indicate (but give no evidence for), every entry appears to count as an actual 'hate crime'. During the online registration process, it is explained to the registrant that they are under no obligation to give their personal details and if that is the registrants preference, the police can take no further action to investigate the allegations. Common sense, yes but the fatal flaw in the system is that all those who feel aggrieved at being subject to an alleged 'hate crime' have their submitted circumstances taken as an ACTUAL hate crime for statistical purposes without providing sufficient information for the police to investigate.Question: What stops (for example) Islamic charities (of which there are many cashing in on the generosity of the UK Charities system), putting 'employees' to work, simply registering hate crimes 24/7 but not including names and addresses?The registration process is the forerunner of some system to trigger Thought Police?'
Information that you won't find on the biased BBC, so thank heaven for biasedbbc.org https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2017/03/20/start-the-week-open-thread-117/#comments
The BBC article on the death of former IRA Commander Martin McGuinness it seems only partially quotes Lord Tebbit, see my previous post.
For more of his words I turned to Guido Fawkes who quotes Lord Tebbit thus:
"I'm just pleased that the world is a sweeter and cleaner place now. He was not only a multi-murderer, he was a coward. He knew that the IRA were defeated because British intelligence had penetrated right the way up to the Army Council and that the end was coming. He then sought to save his own skin and he knew that it was likely he would be charged before long with several murders which he had personally committed and he decided that the only thing to do was to opt for peace. He claimed to be a Roman Catholic. I hope that his beliefs turn out to be true and he'll be parked in a particularly hot and unpleasant corner of hell for the rest of eternity."
It would seem that for Lord Tebbit, Martin McGuinness should Rest In Hell.
I was always told not to speak ill of the dead but in the case of former terrorist leader Martin McGuinness does that really apply?
I'll just repeat what Lord Tebbit has said:
"The world is now a sweeter and cleaner place"
You can read more here http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-39185899
The BBC have had to go a fair way down their excuse list for Islamist terrorists for the attack at Orly Airport.
'French anti-terror prosecutors are investigating an attack at Paris's Orly airport by a gunman who was eventually shot dead by security forces.
Ziyed Ben Belgacem, 39, was killed on Saturday after he put a gun to a soldier's head saying he wanted to "die for Allah", officials say.
Earlier that day he had been involved in a shooting and then a carjacking.
Belgacem is described as having been radicalised in prison, and was on a police watch-list.'
The BBC can't say he wasn't an Islamist, he said that wanted "to die for Allah", they can't blame mental illness (yet anyway), they can't blame Western security services for trying to recruit the attacker either. All the BBC have left is that the attacker 'is described as having been radicalised in prison'.
Some questions arise from the deployment of this excuse:
Who has idescribed him as having been radicalised in prison?
What do they have to gain from this excuse being accepted as narrative?
The BBC report is here http:// www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39318591
I thought that feminism was about equality between the sexes, it seems that I may have been mistaken.
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-39291178 seems to be approving of this book and its premise:
'"She throws her head back and pushes her chest forward and lets go a huge blast right into the centre of his body."
That's a line from Naomi Alderman's book The Power, the only novel to appear on this year's longlist for the Orwell Book Prize for political writing.
It imagines a world in which almost every woman suddenly develops the ability to electrocute people at will - "from a tiny tingle all the way to full electro-death".
On her website, Alderman says her "feminist science-fiction" novel explores what would happen if women had the power to cause pain and destruction.'
This is a fascinating read https://bbcwatch.org/2017/02/19/bbcs-me-editor-ditches-impartiality-in-portrayal-of-international-law/ and its detailing of Jeremy Bowen's actions is clear.
The last thought bears repetition here:
'When the BBC covers stories concerning disputed territory in places such as Cyprus or in Western Sahara it does not find it necessary or appropriate to provide its audiences with an opinion on what is legal or illegal. The difference of course is that the BBC has not adopted a campaigning role in relation to those locations. '
Whereas it does with relation to Israel. The BBC is institutionally anti Israel as I assume the Balen Report showed, which is why the BBC is so desperate to keep it hidden.
The BBC are delightedly reporting as a few US judges try to stop the implementation of President Donald Trump's immigration reforms.
Thanks to Breitbart http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/15/judges-inventing-new-reasons-obstruct-donald-trumps-popular-immigration-reforms/ I now know that:
'... the written law is entirely clear that the written Constitution and the elected Congress give only the elected president and his Senate-confirmed deputies the legal power to accept or deny entry of alien foreigners into the United States.
Here's the relevant statute, 8 U.S.C. § 1182 (f):
(f) Suspension of Entry or Imposition of Restrictions by President
Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.
The Supreme Court has accepted and validated this "plenary power" of the elected president. For example, the court declared in its 1950 judgment lawsuit, titled Knauff v. Shaughnessy, that "It is not within the province of any court, unless expressly authorized by [congressional] law, to review the determination of the political branch of Government to exclude a given alien."'
Fascinating but irrelevant to the anti President Donald Trump and pro unlimited immigration BBC.
From October 2016 at Guido Fawkes https://order-order.com/2016/10/25/labour-given-maximum-fine-expenses-fraud-mcnicol-committed-offence/
'Labour has been hit with the maximum £20,000 fine after the Electoral Commission found a total of 107 invoices were missing from the party's general election expenses return. Labour general secretary Iain McNicol was found to have committed an offence under section 82(4)(b) of PPERA in respect of the missing payments and a further offence under section 82(4)(b) in respect of the missing invoices. Labour have also been slammed for failing to declare payments in relation to their Labour Express and Labour Students bus tours, which were revealed by Guido.'
The BBC will do their best not to refer to this in their coverage of the Conservative Party fine.
The BBC are excited to report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-39279631 that Islam will overtake Christianity as the world's most practiced religion by 2070. The BBC report this research by the US-based Pew Research Center, oddly they usually ignore Pew Research when it comes up with research that paints Islam in a negative light.
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39287689 is headlined as a 'rejection of populism' but the details are a little different.
'With more than 90% of votes counted, the VVD had won 33 out of 150 seats, a loss of eight seats from the previous parliament.
Mr Wilders' Freedom Party (PVV) was in second place on 20 seats, a gain of five, with the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) and the liberal Democrats 66 (D66) close behind with 19 seats each.
The Green-Left party also did well winning 14 seats, an increase of 10.
The Labour Party (PvdA), the junior party in the governing coalition, suffered a historic defeat with only nine seats, a loss of 29.'
It would seem to me that the only rejection was of the Labour Party who lost three quarters of their seats.
Mr Wilders's Party increased its number of seats by a third.
The ruling VVD party, who's leader the BBC is so keen to quote, lost almost a fifth of their seats.
The media double standard stinks. Thank heavens for the likes of H.A. Goodman, Bill Still and others.
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39275838 includes the line that the White House said that publishing this tax return was against the law.
That's a claim, is it true? If it wasn't true then the BBC would surely tell us so, so I assume that the White House statement is correct.
It's interesting that the BBC will happily publicise the result of an illegal act but also spend money on stopping the British public learning what the Balen Report revealed about BBC bias against Israel.
A fascinating interview but LBC's Julia Hartley-Brewer with Labour's Claudia Webbe.
'Julia Hartley-Brewer got into a fiery dispute with a member of Labour's National Executive Committee over the texts David Davis sent about Diane Abbott.
The Brexit Secretary has issued an apology after texts in which he appeared to insult the shadow home secretary's appearance were leaked to the press.
In the texts, Davis was asked if he had tried to hug Abbott in a bar after the final vote on the Article 50 bill in the House of Commons, and replied "I am not blind."
Claudia Webbe, a former advisor to Ken Livingstone, said the texts were "racist, sexist, was absolutely vile and should not have happened."
However, Julia took the view that David Davis was "treating her like one of the boys", and challenged her to explain why the texts were racist.
Julia also rather cheekily asked Claudia whether she herself fancies David Davis - a question which didn't go down well..."
A good watch, I wonder what the climate change 'experts' at the BBC would make of this.
The fuss over Jeff Sessions meeting Russians has been overblown but that's the anti President Donald Trump media for you.
PBS have a list http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/all-the-ambassadors-jeff-sessions-met-in-2016/ of all the ambassadors that Jeff Sessions met in 2016, for the sake of full disclosure.
The BBC have made a programme investigating 'fundamentalist Christianity' http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04wg7w9
'The British private schools teaching fundamentalist Christianity
Jolyon Jenkins investigates the network of private Christian schools in Britain that teach that evolution is untrue, homosexuality is wrong, and that wives should submit to their husbands.
These schools use the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum. The entire curriculum, including science, makes continual reference to God's plan. It promotes creationism, and the false idea that humans and dinosaurs co-existed on earth. Jolyon speaks to former pupils who feel that the system has not served them well.'
Is there another religion that teaches that 'homosexuality is wrong, and that wives should submit to their husbands'? Not so far as the BBC are concerned, obviously.
This BBC article http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39242759/owen-jones-quits-social-media-after-threats-of-torture-and-murder misrepresents what Owen Jones said:
'Writer and activist Owen Jones is quitting social media due to the abuse he faces online.
Owen says he has been threatened with "torture and murder" by far right extremists.
But he says the abuse has come from both sides in UK politics with criticism from Labour and Conservative supporters.'
I'm sorry but I've read Owen Jones's statement here - https://m.facebook.com/owenjones84/posts/1283629501730559 (which the BBC article links to) and he doesn't blame Conservatives for these attacks. He does blame various elements of the left and also right wing extremists, but not Conservatives; maybe at the BBC Conservatives are right wing extremities. I would complain to the BBC but what's the point? Anyone else got any time spare?
'Unknown attackers launched a tear gas attack on a train in Hamburg that reports say has injured up to 50 people and led to a massive police presence at the Hamburg train station.
At 6:55 pm Friday evening passengers on a train in Hamburg on the S-Bahn line 11 were subjected to a tear gas attack by two young men injuring 50 including a three-year-old girl.
Paramedics and police arrived on the scene to treat the passengers of the train for various ailments including respiratory injured German paper Bild reports. '
I believe that is the train line that runs to Hamburg airport, which is where there was another tear gas release recently. Germany seems to be experiencing a lot of odd attacks in the last few years, if only we could find the common factors.
Policies that work?
HA Goodman has shortened his videos so now I watch them all the way though! This one is well worth watching on the possible upcoming FBI subpoena re wiretapping.
If it's true that the DNC refused to allow the FBI to access their servers then this should be headline news. However the vast majority of the media is so biased against President Donald Trump that they will not report this news at all.
More from the excellent Bill Still, slightly odd noises off at the start of the video he's playing, wrong microphone settings or NSA hacking?
Some of Barack Hussein Obama's political appointees have converted to career appointees and so have kept their jobs! This sucks but won't get reported by the anti President Donald Trump media.
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39225847 requires no comment from me:
'Seven people have been injured in an axe attack at the main railway station in the western German city of Duesseldorf, police say.
The attack happened at about 21:00 local time (20:00 GMT) on Thursday.
One man has been arrested. The 36-year-old suspect from the former Yugoslavia suffers from psychological problems, Duesseldorf police said.
They said the assailant "attacked people at random". No fatalities have been reported.
One person was injured seriously, and the attacker was also badly injured after jumping from a bridge while trying to escape, police said.
He is being treated in a hospital.
The motive for the attack is unclear, and police are not describing it as being related to terrorism.
German federal police earlier tweeted a warning to the public not to engage in speculation.'
I must admit that even I thought that this government had broken an election promise for no reason. I still think that it was a bloody stupid thing to do but at least I know the reasoning now. Of course the reasons weren't made clear by the BBC, instead I had to rely upon biasedbbc.org who quoted the Chancellor of the Exchequer's speech:
'An employee earning £32,000 will incur between him and his employer £6,170 of National Insurance Contributions. A self-employed person earning the equivalent amount will pay just £2,300 – significantly less than half as much.
Historically, the differences in NICs between those in employment and the self-employed reflected differences in state pensions and contributory welfare benefits.
But with the introduction of the new state pension, these differences have been very substantially reduced.
Since 2016 self-employed workers now build up the same entitlement to the state pension as employees, a big pension boost to the self-employed.
The most significant remaining area of difference is in relation to parental benefits, and I can announce today that we will consult in the summer on options to address the disparities in this area as the FSB and others have proposed.
Mr Deputy Speaker, The difference in National Insurance Contributions is no longer justified by the difference in benefits entitlement.The abolition of Class 2 NICs for self-employed people, announced by my predecessor in 2016 and due to take effect in 2018, would further increase the gap between employment and self-employment….from April 2018, when the Class 2 NIC is abolished, the main rate of Class 4 NICs for the self-employed will increase by 1% to 10%, with a further 1% increase in April 2019.
The combination of the abolition of Class 2 and the Class 4 increases I have announced today, raises a net £145m a year for our public services by 2021-22,an average of around 60p a week per self-employed person in this country.'
The reasons are logical and it's interesting that the BBC happily push the government to increase benefits for people without considering how they will be paid for, just like the Labour Party that they act as the propaganda arm of.
However from a presentational point of view and indeed from a tactical position, this was a very clumsy announcement. It's almost as though this Conservative government want to once again be portrayed as 'the nasty party'.
Quote taken from biasedbbc.org here https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2017/03/09/the-bbcs-budget-budget-reporting/
Fascinating watching as always and some great points on the media's double standards when it comes to reporting on Republicans and Democrats.
The BBC are similarly biased in the UK in its reporting on Conservative versus Labour politicians.
Sorry to post this video again but it still cheers me up hugely to watch this video!
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39175570 has already disappeared from the BBC News home page, the BBC do try to protect Labour politicians as much as possible.
What struck me was the Labour Party defence, quoted by the BBC.
'Labour has said it is "confident" that Jeremy Corbyn has paid the correct amount of tax.'
A tax return isn't just about the tax paid being correct, it's also about the correct recording of information.
'The party's leader published his tax return as part of a call for transparency from politicians.
The return appeared to show his salary as an MP, plus pension payments, but not the money he is entitled to as leader of the opposition.
However, the party said the allowance of £27,192 was included under the pension and benefits income.'
Why was a salary included under pension and benefits income? If this was a Conservative politician the BBC would be headlining the story and explaining the problems with the tax return.
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39176110 has an interestingly worded sentence:
'Much of the threat is posed by so-called Islamic State, but senior detectives said al-Qaeda remained a danger, as did far-right terrorism.'
I wonder what the comparative level of threat from Islamist terrorists, whether IS or AQ, is when compared with far-right terrorists? 10 to one? 100 to one? Also I note that there's no mention of the threat from dissident Irish Republican terrorists, I wonder why...
Bill Still with the sort of information about the wiretapping by the NSA of Donald Trump's campaign that the BBC are desperate to hide.
'... reflecting on the subject of Jews who hide their Jewishness for fear of being ostracised, and wondering whether this isn't part of the problem of Jews being seen as the "perennial outsider".'
A very interesting article, more here https://www.thejc.com/comment/comment/the-jew-who-stays-out-in-the-cold-1.433690