Saturday in Salford

Nihal Arthanayake, a Radio Five Live presenter, told his audience this afternoon that a crowd of far right, racist bigots had gathered outside the BBC Studios in Salford last Saturday. If you want to know why they were there, watch Panodrama. I’m sure a lot of the people were ordinary citizens who have dutifully paid their TV licence fees for years, and probably once had good things to say about ‘Auntie’. Having been smeared by someone whose wages they help to pay, they may now wish to reconsider.

Today’s Image

The Filey Weather Station, IFILEY2, reported an average temperature of -0.2°C on this day last year. As I write, the average temperature today is 8.6°C. It felt warmer this afternoon than yesterday, but the maximum reported is only 15.8, compared with yesterday’s 17.9°C.

Thirty miles north of here, the Whitby Station, INORTHYO14, put yesterday’s maximum at 21.5°C. Hmm. Higher than the February record reported at Kew. Personal weather stations hosted on Weather Underground can be eccentric. Sandsend, just north of Whitby, is currently reporting a temperature of 140°F. So when I offer my reports on the Northern Winter and Southern Summer in a couple of days, you should treat them with caution!

Connecting Some Dots

19_20131019StarMap2_1mYou may have noticed the Information Board in Today’s Image. The golden circle, on the left of the board, shows a few of the stars that can be seen on clear Scarborough nights. Connecting the celestial dots reveals constellations that may, or may not, be familiar. The rarely illuminated Star Map is on the filled-in open-air swimming pool – look through the rustic fence in the landscape photograph. It cost about £40,000 to construct, was switched on for the first time in 2006, and vandalised in the summer of 2011.

Talking of vandals – and more dots to connect. In an update to the Soldier X Project, Tommy Robinson is clearly bemused by much of the information he has been receiving from junior ranks of the British Armed Forces. Tommy should watch the Wednesday bulletin of UK Column News. He gets a brief mention in the main segment on Melanie Shaw but I’d advise fast forwarding to 28.54 to witness the military manoeuvres.

The BBC’s perspective on chemical weapons in Syria · Brexit · the European Army · the mainstream media. Make sense?

Here is the News

There is something to be said for starting the day slowly, head in a cloud of unknowing. Dumbed down. The only way, then, is up.

At 6.30 am this morning, BBC Radio Five (“First for News”) offered its top four stories.

  1. By Christmas, all video games that feature in-game purchases will have to display an indication of this means of extortion on packaging and in advertisements.
  2. ‘Treason’ May declares that there will definitely not be a second Brexit referendum.
  3. Action is going to be taken against prison officers who smuggle in contraband items, such as drugs, mobiles, and weapons, for the pleasure of inmates and the profit of both parties.
  4. Bono lost his voice during a concert last night and it had to be abandoned.

Phew! Nothing going on in the Middle East that we need to know about. (Israel bombing Damascus again, threatening to use nuclear weapons on Iran.) Sundry American satellites “going dark”, throwing Britain’s GCHQ into a panic apparently, isn’t newsworthy. Ditto daily satellite imagery of increased methane releases in high northern latitudes being redacted or made unavailable. (The planet’s thermostat is being turned up.)

There is so much ‘Auntie’ doesn’t tell us. And what she does impart isn’t really news – or verifiably true much of the time.

But that’s what the UK regime wants – a docile, uninformed, confused, couldn’t really give a damn populace. The Beeb obliges its masters. Foxes and Wolves.

Anyone for Tennis?

BBC Radio Five Live woke me this morning with news that “heat issues” in New York City had forced the retirement of five male competitors in the US Open. The chaps considered conditions were “dangerous”, with the on-court temperature at 38ºC, and 50% humidity.  Tournament organizers implemented an extreme heat policy in men’s matches for the first time. I wonder what conditions will be like next year.

CNN comes in for much criticism and ridicule for the propaganda it serves up in its “News” broadcasts, but this afternoon I happened upon a report by Clarissa Ward from the most rapidly warming part of the world – the Arctic – and I can’t find a single degree of fault with it.

IdlibProvSyriaA warning of a different kind has been put out by the Russian military – of a possible chemical weapon attack on civilians in Idlib province. “Rebel” shipments of chlorine have been tracked to the small town of Jisr al-Shughur (inset)  and on to a village nearby. Waiting there for their fifteen minutes of dubious fame are Assad-hating Syrians who will play dead for White Helmeted videographers. Their performance will be all over social media in no time. The Syrian government will be blamed for killing its own citizens and the Axis of Evil, all too predictably, will launch Tomahawk missiles into Damascus. Time to be ashamed of being British again.

The Russian Federation did not respond to the April false flag attack in Douma. But very soon the Eastern Mediterranean will be hosting fleets of armed-to-the-teeth vessels from both sides. What could possibly go wrong?

I’m not sure my countrymen and women are concerned that they are not being informed about another upcoming conflict sparked by lies. They are just happy that Strictly Come Dancing and The Great British Bake Off are back on their TV screens.  Christmas can’t be far away.




As a mouthpiece for a tyrannical regime, the BBC must be without peer. I haven’t read all of Kit’s article yet – it is wonderfully long. If you consume a few paragraphs and feel poisoned there is an antidote. “Uncle Grisha” offers many insights into a more palatable and believable  Russia than the country “Auntie”  shamelessly misrepresents.

Graham is English but speaks Russian with some fluency and has such an engaging manner that few “natives” seem to object to his questions. A few days ago, he let his hair down (metaphorically) at the stadium in Rostov-on–Don where England played Tunisia in the World Cup. His stock in trade, though, is countering the lies about a country he clearly loves. I’ll give you a link to just one, in the hope that you will seek out more for yourself.

Artek, Crimea – Reality versus BBC Propaganda.


Two divergent views on the Skripal Case – on two very different media platforms.

Both interviewees were intelligence officers, Annie Machon with MI5 and Boris Volodarsky with the Soviet Army (GRU Spetsnaz).



Annie has her own website and this makes her somewhat less spooky.

The UK regime pushed its difficult to swallow narrative very hard from the outset and set an attack dog onto poor Rachel Burdon, a Five Live Breakfast Programme presenter. I really like Rachel. She has a good heart and doesn’t deserve having to work for the BBC. Richie Allen offered his views on her exchange with Tom Tugenhadt,  Conservative MP for Tonbridge, Edenbridge and Malling, on the 13th March. Don’t listen if you are offended by f-bombs.


I watched some of the United Nations Security Council Meeting last night. I was late arriving at the live stream, so didn’t see the Russian opening statement. I was, though, in good time to hang my head in shame when the ambassador for the UK spoke. The French representative impressed me, however, even though he was in clear support of the pusillanimous Brits. Here is some of what he said:-

President, the prohibition on the use of chemical weapons is the very bedrock of the non-proliferation regime upon which our collective security system is founded. In that understanding, the rampant and unrestrained re-emergence in the Middle East, Asia and now in Europe of these vile weapons cannot be tolerated. We established a taboo on the rise of chemical weapons together and that taboo, or that ban has been broken, including in Salisbury. This speaks as to why it is urgent that we re-affirm and build upon the absolute prohibition on the use of chemical weapons. The trivialization of the use of chemical weapons would mark the victory of barbarity over civilization and would mark a terrible setback for international order. That is why we cannot sit idly by when they are used and all the more so when, and let us not deceive ourselves, a trivialisation of chemical weapons will only open the door for the spectre of chemical terrorism which we all fear so rightly, as we would all pay the price for said chemical terrorism. This is why France will never allow those who develop or use toxic agents to enjoy impunity. We reiterate our full support for the institutions and framework, in particular, the OPCW. France will remain fully committed to supporting the OPCW’s activities with all the means at our disposal.

Well said, mon brave. I hope France will honour your sentiments.


Source via Seemorerocks.

A day after Mr. Aitkenhead, Chief Executive at Porton Down, said they couldn’t say where the nerve agent had been manufactured, the BBC morning news carried the claim that the UK Government could name the damned spot in Russia. Hmm. But what if the picture above is an accurate signpost to “the truth”. What if the UK poodle, egged on by its master, tried to whack the Skripals with a chemical weapon and there’s the proof? What will the French, and the rest of the civilized world, do then?

Five years ago The Telegraph carried a report about British interests in exporting ingredients for chemical weapons to, of all places, Syria.

More recently –



The BBC has been preparing UK citizens for a while – President Assad, with Russian assistance, is going to launch a chemical attack on his own people soon.

American forces are, it seems, going to stay illegally in Syria for a while longer, presumably so that they can support their terrorist proxy fighters to carry out the heinous ‘false flag’ event. One can only hope that the Salisbury fiasco will so totally unravel that the planned Syria attack will be shelved – because no human being of sound mind will “buy it”.

I think it is highly likely that MI5/MI6 tried to bump off the Skripals, perhaps using assassins from another EU country. The UK Government, via its public propaganda machine (the BBC), is so obviously culpable of spreading disinformation. The Tories have a motive – to cry “insecurity” and use fear to postpone Brexit or ditch it altogether. Russia couldn’t benefit in any way from the crime.

There is no other plausible explanation – the UK did it. Shame on the British ruling class.

Profits of Doom

Good news, “She is Risen”. Whoever thought up this headline brightened my Good Friday. I’m really pleased Yulia Skripal is recovering from her food poisoning, or whatever it was she succumbed to, and I hope her dad is also out of danger soon. It is not for me to offer advice, but I would urge them to go home to Mother Russia as soon as they can. It seems that MI5 may have whacked Litvinenko, so they are clearly not safe in the UK. (I don’t need to give evidence for this assertion, do I?)

Russophobia, in its current manifestation, must have a purpose. Possibly the globalist western powers are preparing us for the war they crave – because it will make them even richer. (It really doesn’t matter how much suffering a war will bring. Psychopaths are devoid of empathy.)

Because there are now “alternative media”, the next war is going to be more difficult for the powers-that-be to sell. But an effort is being made, a rather sad appeal addressed to a rather old-fashioned British failing. Craig Murray had something to say about Jingoism UK style while discussing the Skripal case with George Galloway recently.

…Jingoism is always good for the Tory Party. And, of course, jingoism is also good for the armaments industry, and the spying and security industry. Spying itself has become a major industry now. Between MI5, MI6, and GCHQ there are a hundred thousand people employed, it’s an interest in itself. We’ve already heard that Porton Down is getting another 48 million dollars for its budget when people are dying on trollies in hospital wards. So, yeah, this does the Tories good, the arms industries good, it does the spying and security industries good. And that nexus of interests, of course, coincides with the interests of the big corporations who own the media, and being a state interest, or the interest of the government, the BBC, which is a state broadcaster, a state propaganda outfit, really; the BBC and all the media just pump this stuff out. Anybody who dares question it for a moment is labeled as a traitor and a mad conspiracy theorist.

SalisburyChemWeaponThere is certainly plenty of madness on display these days. A month ago, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson hoped “the west does not stand idly by over chemical weapons in Syria”. So do I. It is never a surprise to see Tory hypocrisy and mendacity exposed – and I’m not holding my breath for the BBC to confirm that British Chemical Weapons have been sent to Syria, perhaps for an attack by terrorist groups that will be blamed on the Syrian Government (again). But I was amazed to hear President Trump say that US forces will leave Syria very soon. I guess we will have to wait awhile to see if this man speaks with forked tongue.

A Town Called Telford

I lived in this currently notorious place for over 25 years. It was named in honour of the Father of Civil Engineering. Thomas TELFORD was the posthumous child of a shepherd in the Scottish border country who shrugged off his unpromising start in life, made good, and was buried in Westminster Abbey.

For the last twenty years or more, fathers (and grandfathers) in the town that bears the great man’s name have been grooming, drugging, raping and pimping young girls. The girls are from what used to be called “the lower orders”, have had lives that began unpromisingly, and between the ages of 10 and 15 turned horribly worse. The girls are mostly “white” and nominally Christian; the men that have abused them are mostly “brown” and from Muslim communities of Pakistani or Bangladeshi heritage.

I arrived in Telford about fifteen years after a cluster of declining coalfield communities had been declared a “New Town”.  In the early 80s it was still a raw and rather bleak place but by the time I left in 2008 the thousands of newly planted trees had flourished, hiding the scars left by mining and heavy industry. The communities that filled the new estates had some “issues” but always seemed peaceful to me under the Shropshire skies. (I was a census enumerator in 1981 and was invited into several houses on Brookside. They were all “little palaces”.) The New Town Commission sold the place to businesses back then as “The Growing State”, and its future looked rosy, with the influx of household-name, high tech industries.

I lived a sheltered existence in the deep south of the State and only briefly had any sort of contact with “the Asian Community”. I can’t remember how I met DD, (I maybe should be spelling this Dee Dee), but he introduced me to a group of elderly men who met each week in a community centre in Hadley. I arranged to photograph them, singly and collectively.


Every one a gentleman. (Dee Dee is the one with the smile.) I have their names written down somewhere, but can only guess at the religious affiliations of those without turbans. Not all the victims of the rape gangs have been White British. Sikhs, I think, will always face any threat to their children with courage and determination – and be willing to help anyone from other faiths, or none, to deal with their suffering in the face of this evil. Bhai Mohan Singh offers his thoughts on the scandal in this five minute YouTube video.

In the last week or so the BBC has come in for much criticism for being slow to report on Telford. The Corporation ceased to be “impartial” many years ago and is no longer the place to go for principled and accurate reporting on the important happenings in the world. Credit where it is due, though, the BBC was one of the first news organizations to become aware of the activities of the Telford “grooming gangs”. I don’t think the license-payers have been told yet, truthfully, why they swept the intelligence under the carpet.


The Common Senseguy will tell you more, but note the date stamp and “40 children”. Eight years on, over a thousand young girls are thought to have been raped and trafficked.

Returning to Telford the Man. He didn’t marry, doesn’t appear to have had brothers or sisters, and very little about his ancestors has found its way onto the FamilySearch Tree.