Archiv: BBC


18.11.2019 - 12:39 [ BBC ]

International Criminal Court may investigate UK ‚war crimes cover-up‘

The ICC said it took the findings very seriously. The MoD has said the allegations are unsubstantiated.

17.11.2019 - 14:54 [ ITV.com ]

Army accused of covering up killing of children in Afghanistan and Iraq

The year-long investigation claims to have found evidence of murders by an SAS soldier, as well as deaths in custody, beatings, torture and sexual abuse of detainees by members of the Black Watch.

A senior SAS commander was referred to prosecutors for attempting to pervert the course of justice, the investigation claims.

17.11.2019 - 14:50 [ BBC ]

UK government and military accused of war crimes cover-up

Operation Northmoor was set up by the government in 2014 and looked into 52 alleged illegal killings.

Its closure was announced by the government before Royal Military Police detectives even had a chance to interview the key Afghan witnesses.

30.10.2019 - 04:41 [ The Grayzone / Twitter ]

A second whistleblower from the OPCW has come forward saying the alleged gas attack in Douma, Syria could have been staged by the rebels to trigger US military intervention. Prominent British journalist Jonathan Steele revealed this in an interview on the BBC on October 27, 2019

28.10.2019

30.09.2019 - 14:02 [ BBC ]

Jihadists ‚attack US Baledogle training base in Somalia‘

Al-Shabab launched a „daring raid on the US military base“, the group said in a statement.

„After breaching the perimeters of the heavily fortified base, the mujahideen [holy warriors] stormed the military complex, engaging the crusaders in an intense firefight.“

20.08.2019 - 16:00 [ BBC ]

Khan Sheikhoun: Syria rebels pull out of key town after five years

Rebels told the BBC that fighters pulled out of the town on Tuesday.

But an official statement from the main jihadist group in Idlib province, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), characterised it as a „redeployment“ of forces.

27.06.2019 - 17:22 [ BBC ]

Japan urges UK to avoid no-deal Brexit

He also doubted the UK could sign a new trade deal with Japan – or other nations – before leaving the EU.

„I don’t think so,“ said Mr Kono when asked if he thought it was possible, adding there would be „some kind of gap“ before a deal could be agreed.

13.05.2019 - 06:31 [ BBC ]

Julian Assange: Sweden to announce decision on rape case

Swedish prosecutors are set to announce whether they are reopening an inquiry into a rape allegation against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange.

The investigation may be revived at the request of the alleged victim’s lawyer.

02.04.2019 - 18:55 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Faisal Islam vs ‘Traitor’ Protester

Faisal Islam had an impromptu back and forth with a protester at the end of Downing Street this afternoon. Certainly had his Weetabix this morning…

19.03.2019 - 14:20 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Bercow backlash: Furious PM prepares to take on Speaker after his ’sabotage‘ of her deal brings a Brexit delay closer – but Brexiteers glimpse the ‚Great Escape‘ from the EU with just 10 days to go

– Commons Speaker John Bercow detonated Theresa May’s plans for the Brexit endgame with ruling yesterday
– Brexit hardliners seized on the move today as new hope for securing a No Deal exit from the EU next week
– May had hoped to win a last minute third vote on her deal before Thursday’s crucial summit in Brussels
– Instead she faces begging for a long delay to Brexit with no clear plan on what to do with any extra time
– Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay hinted the Government could revive the deal next week despite the ruling
– It puts the Government on course for a war with the Commons Speaker amid mounting constitutional crisis

02.03.2019 - 19:30 [ Spectator ]

Lying with science: a guide to myth debunking

The shamelessness of the apocaholics is increasingly blatant. They know that even if a story of impending doom is thoroughly debunked, the correction comes too late. The gullible media will have relayed the headline without checking, so the activists have made their fake-news hit, perhaps even raised funds on the back of it, and won.

Take the story on February 10 that ‘insects could vanish within a century’, as the Guardian’s Damian Carrington put it, echoed by the BBC.

24.02.2019 - 13:02 [ Carole-Anne Collins ‏/ Twitter ]

Well guys, looks like there;s to be a full frontal attack on Labour party members and supporters, and on @jeremycorbyn from all sides today @Conservatives, The Tinge group, the Labour right/centrists in the guise of Tom Watson, AND the @BBCPolitics and @AndrewMarr9 himself

16.02.2019 - 12:25 [ Bruce Steedman / Twitter ]

@snarwani BBC Syria Producer says „i can prove without a doubt that the #Douma hospital scene was staged“. His Twitter a/c is now all of a sudden private, but too late for the archived version:

13.02.2019 - 12:44 [ Wim van Eck / radio-utopie.de ]

Electromagnetic Radiation from Video Display Units: An Eavesdropping Risk?

(1985) In February, 1985, we carried out an eavesdropping experiment in London, in cooperation with the British Broadcasting Corporation. Part of the results were shown in the programme „Tomorrow’s World.“ A small van was equipped with a 10 metre high pump mast to which a VHF band III antenna was clamped (10 dB gain). The received signal was fed through an antenna, amplified (18 dB) and displayed on a television screen inside the van.

For obvious reasons we cannot give information on the data picked up during the experiment. The results can be
summarized as follows:

• It is possible to eavesdrop on the video display units or terminals in buildings from a large distance, using a car fitted up for the purpose.

• Although the experiment was carried out in broad daylight and many people watched us, nobody asked what we were doing.

18.01.2019 - 05:48 [ Aaron Bastani ‏/ Twitter ]

• Kantar – Labour lead by 3% • ComRes – Labour lead by 2% • BMG – Labour level • Survation – Labour lead by 3% • Fiona Bruce, heading BBC flagship politics program #bbcqt “Labour are behind in the polls” These are the people protecting us from fake news?

20.12.2018 - 20:16 [ BBC ]

Gatwick Airport: Army called in amid drone chaos

Tens of thousands of passengers on several airlines have been disrupted by drones flying over the airport.

In a tweet, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson had confirmed the military deployment.

15.12.2018 - 15:08 [ Telelgraph.co.uk ]

Christmas Agatha Christie will reflect parallels between fascism and Brexit Britain, show’s writer says

Viewers of the BBC’s new Agatha Christie drama will find many familiar elements: a killer on the loose, a mystery to solve and Hercule Poirot piecing together the clues.

But the adaptation of The ABC Murders will also bring Brexit into the mix, inviting audiences to draw parallels between the rise of fascism in 1930s Britain and the state of the nation today.

08.12.2018 - 12:08 [ Charles Moore / Telegraph.co.uk ]

If Parliament manages to thwart Brexit, why would voters ever trust it again?

On Thursday, I was away from home and my desk. For information and news, therefore, I relied on my iPhone. But my iPhone is on the O2 network, which went into a coma at 5.30 that morning, so I had no information or news all day. As I needed to prepare for going on BBC Question Time that night, I was alarmed.

05.12.2018 - 07:50 [ order-order.com ]

Kamal Ahmed To BBC Correspondents: Brexit is „Rubbish“

Outgoing BBC Economics Editor and former Observer Political Editor, Kamal Ahmed, emailed all BBC correspondents last week to encourage them to report contentious Treasury and Bank of England forecasts as definitive. The email, leaked to Guido, states with confidence that economically, Brexit is “a bit rubbish.”

30.11.2018 - 09:41 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

BBC accused of using ACTRESS to play Brexit-backing vicar on Newsnight

She is the pastor for a tiny organisation called the Seeds for Wealth Ministries, which claims to “help you realise, release and walk into your financial freedom in Christ”.

However eagle-eyed viewers spotted that a woman who appears to be the same person regularly works as an extra under the name Marina Hayter – and was even in in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

30.11.2018 - 09:39 [ Brexit Bin / #FBPE ‏ ]

WTF! This lady playing „Reverend Lynn“ is actually an actress called Marina Hayter (stage name?) who is a professional TV talk show guest. In other words, she was hired by @BBCNewsnight to say she backed May’s plan. This kind of undemocratic deception has to have consequences!

30.11.2018 - 09:35 [ BBC Newsnight ‏/ Twitter ]

„The reason they are sitting there is that they know far more about what’s going on then we do. I’ve been a Conservative all my life and I back Prime Minister May.“ Lynn is sold on the government’s Brexit plan #newsnight | @maitlis | @nadhimzahawi

(26.11.2018)

12.11.2018 - 10:15 [ Youtube ]

BBC The Andrew Marr Show 11/11/2018

Andrew’s guests are education secretary Damian Hinds MP, shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry MP, chief of defence staff General Sir Nick Carter, director Danny Boyle and pianist Alexis Ffrench. Reviewing the papers are Sir Harold Evans from Reuters, The Guardian’s Anushka Asthana and The Sun columnist Jane Moore.

12.11.2018 - 10:05 [ Huffington Post ]

Sunday Shows Round-Up: Labour MPs On *That* Corbyn Brexit Interview And What No-Deal Means For The Military

But the Labour leader received backing from his shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, who appeared on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show to insist that the party would not be part of the “deeply anti-democratic forces out there”.

“If we have had a referendum and that is the result, then we ought to proceed on the basis of good faith and we will do our best to try and deliver a Brexit that is good for the country,” she said.

12.11.2018 - 10:01 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Brexit latest: More Labour chaos as Emily Thornberry says second referendum is still on table… days after Jeremy Corbyn said leaving EU could not be stopped

Labour created more confusion over its Brexit policy today as Emily Thornberry insisted the option of campaigning for a second referendum remains on the table just days after Jeremy Corbyn said leaving the EU “could not be stopped.”

12.11.2018 - 09:52 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Emily Thornberry contradicts Jeremy Corbyn and insists Labour could still back Final Say Brexit referendum

Mr Corbyn has angered Labour MPs and supporters by arguing Brexit cannot be stopped – and by going on to reject the growing calls for a fresh public vote.

But Ms Thornberry said: “If we don’t have a general election then, yes, of course all the options remain on the table and we would campaign for there to be a people’s vote – but there are several stages before we get that.”

29.09.2018 - 11:03 [ Mediareform.org.uk ]

Labour, Antisemitism and the News: A disinformation paradigm

The Media Reform Coalition has conducted in-depth research on the controversy surrounding antisemitism in the Labour Party, focusing on media coverage of the crisis during the summer of 2018. Following extensive case study research, we identified myriad in accuracies and distortions in online and television news including marked skews in sourcing, omission of essential context or right of reply, misquotation, and false assertions made either by journalists themselves or sources whose contentious claims were neither challenged nor countered. Overall, our findings were consistent with a disinformation paradigm.

16.04.2018 - 08:33 [ Mel Wallace, be Realistic Plan for a Miracle / Twitter ]

Between now and 3rd May the Torys, bbc, sun, telegraph, mail, express, sky, big business will be lying, Cheating, inventing crazy story’s to stop Corbyn winning seats in the local elections. They have total control of May/Torys but know they can’t buy JC. We Need Jeremy Corbyn

12.04.2018 - 06:46 [ Charles Shoebridge, former army officer, Scotland Yard detective and counter terrorism intelligence officer / Twitter ]

Update: BBC journalist who admitted (see above) that #Syria rebels & activists manipulate photos of dead children has now protected his account, meaning only followers (including Syria rebel backing activists) can see his tweets. A screenshot of the now hidden new tweet is here: