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Calendargirl Wed 03-Jun-20 13:13:52

Just been watching the first few minutes of BBC lunchtime news. When the political reporter was giving his summing up of the latest happenings, there was some out of sight idiot hollering off camera.

Couldn’t make out what he was yelling, but very distracting, which I suppose was his intention.

Was it the ‘Stop Brexit’ chap on the loose again?

ExD Wed 03-Jun-20 13:18:25

I know this country supports free speech, but isn't there a bylaw about public nuisance that could get him moved on?

merlotgran Wed 03-Jun-20 13:38:06

DH's exclamation when he heard it is unprintable.

The polite version is, 'Oh dear. I do hope it's not that silly man again!' grin

Oopsminty Wed 03-Jun-20 13:39:50

Oh that funny little Brexit man

I'd forgotten about him

Is he back?

Pantglas2 Wed 03-Jun-20 13:49:32

He has every right to be bellowing whatever claptrap it was - I couldn’t make it out. However, why the broadcasters continue to report under those circumstances is beyond me.

Calendargirl Wed 03-Jun-20 14:18:22

I suppose if the reporters gave up, then the shouty man, whatever he’s shouting, has made his point and won.

If I were the reporter, I would probably shout as well and get fired.

Callistemon Wed 03-Jun-20 14:19:40

It sounds like him again. Freedom of speech but why do the reporters have to stand within earshot?

Ps has no-one told him we've left, poor soul ? Perhaps with all the other crises someone forgot to tell him and he keeps on hollering.

MaizieD Wed 03-Jun-20 14:21:48

Of course he knows we've left. He's not ignorant.

JenniferEccles Wed 03-Jun-20 14:22:17

I can’t understand why they all don’t deliver the news in the studio or at least somewhere quiet.

We don’t NEED to see a reporter standing outside Westminster because invariably there will be some moron shouting.

There was a bit of a racket going on in the background when Dominic Cummings was giving his press conference in the rose garden the other week.

Calendargirl Wed 03-Jun-20 14:24:11

If it is the Brexit man, I assumed he was shouting about something else.

maddyone Wed 03-Jun-20 14:26:16

I hear him regularly. I don’t know what he is shouting about, because it isn’t clear. My husband has a similar reaction to yours merlot.

Jabberwok Wed 03-Jun-20 14:30:04

I don't think anyone on here would care about that JE! Attempting to drown him out was probably considered a good thing! After all freedom of speech only ever seems to work one way!!

MaizieD Wed 03-Jun-20 14:32:21

After all freedom of speech only ever seems to work one way!!

Oh dear, Jabberwok. And who's been curtailing your freedom of speech then?

lemongrove Wed 03-Jun-20 14:36:38

It certainly sounded like that idiot who used to spend his entire life hollering NO BREXIT!
Free speech yes, public nuisance, also yes!

Callistemon Wed 03-Jun-20 14:39:59

He's not ignorant

That's as maybe but it hasn't made any difference has it!
Only someone slightly unhinged would stand there for years shouting like that with no obvious result.

ladymuck Wed 03-Jun-20 14:42:02

I had my window open and got up to look out and see who was shouting!

Callistemon Wed 03-Jun-20 14:55:05

ladymuck grin

We have some scrap metal men who come around hollering like that; apparently they pick up scrap metal if it is left out on the road. None of us are really sure because no-one can tell what they are hollering either.

JenniferEccles Wed 03-Jun-20 14:57:45

Saying he’s not ignorant MaizieD you clearly must know him so could you please tell him to give it a rest for all our sakes?!

Cindersdad Wed 03-Jun-20 16:21:01

Any Brexit especially a No Deal Brexit is bad for Britain as you will find out when it happens. Then it will be too late. Boris will blame the EU and perhaps Coronavirus as well and some suckers will believe him and others may say "I told you so!"

If anyone who voted Leave looses their job because of Brexit it will be partly their own fault. If they voted Remain and lost their job due to Brexit they will rightly be very angry.

I hope they get an extension to the transition period and time to reflect and rethink. MaizieD is right. Project Fear was largely right, Vote Leave misled so many and the Tories denied us a chance to change our minds.

Populism is ugly here and in the USA, recent events have shown us just how ugly it can be. Hi-jack the popular vote and then exploit the population, remind you of Germany in the 1930's.

Michelle Barrnier said "Anyone who promoted Brexit without thinking it through deserves a special place in Hell". They have never thought it through from day one and never reflected that they may be wrong.

Callistemon Wed 03-Jun-20 16:39:04

Oh dear.
This isn't a Brexit thread.

It's about trying to listen to the news with an endless hollering going on in the background.

I agree, the reporters do not need to stand there. Leave him to make himself hoarse. He will make not a jot of difference, his presence there is utterly pointless.

MaizieD Wed 03-Jun-20 16:43:25

It was Donald Tusk, Cindersdad... wink

Steve Bray (if, indeed it was him) is perfectly aware of the fact that we've left the EU.

His latest campaign is to hold the tories to account for their mishandling of the Covid19 crisis and the resulting appalling death toll.

No, I don't know him and he can keep on shouting outside parliament and interrupting news interviews for as long as he likes as far as I'm concerned.

Still very interested to know how jJabberwok's free speech has been curtailed.

Callistemon Wed 03-Jun-20 16:45:05

He's got a very fitting name!

Firecracker123 Wed 03-Jun-20 16:46:16

I think perhaps he has mental health issues or someone is paying him. I think he is rather a sad person.

Callistemon Wed 03-Jun-20 16:51:59

He's Welsh.
Perhaps he should come home to Wales and protest in Cardiff Bay.

The return to school policy is potty but anyone who protests is being inflammatory apparently.

Cindersdad Wed 03-Jun-20 18:02:05

Thank you for correcting me MaizeD. smile
I voted REMAIN as you all know, the recent actions of Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees Mogg have further convinced me that Brexit is a major self inflicted case of national self harm.

If JRM's latest trick of stopping virtual parliament is anything to go by he may get a second spike of Covoid in Westminster. Then who would they blame?