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Top news from The Times, Daily Telegraph, The Indepedent and The Guardian newspapers

George Monbiot: vegans against cow shit

George Monbiot wants to tell us about his meals in the Guardian. We live in an age of narcissism, so a broadsheet writer talking about his dinner is staple fare:

I’ve converted to veganism to reduce my impacts on

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Posted: 10th, August 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Policy Exchange Übermensch want British people barcoded

Policy Exchange sound like a revolting bunch. The Guardian reports on their plans to bran you all with a barcode:

British people should be given a “unique person number” to help the government keep track of the population following the

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Posted: 8th, August 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


UKIP wants to ban Muslim schools: first they came for the kids and the parents

What is the point of education? The Telegraph  looks at Lisa Duffy’s views on the matter of who decides what children learn at school. Duffy is a councillor in Cambridgeshire. She wants to lead UKIP. She wants a say in … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, August 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lidl Britain crisis: nuts might not contain nuts

The country is in crisis. The Telegraph reports on a consumer panic:

German discounter Lidl is removing its brand of fruit yoghurts and honey peanuts from the shelves because it fails to tell customers they might contain milk and peanuts.

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Posted: 1st, August 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ansbach bomb mystery solved: why the victim did it

When a man armed with a bomb blew himself up outside a music festival in Germany, the media went into action. Why had he done it?

Reuters went into action: “Syrian man denied asylum killed in German blast.”

The poor … READ ON

Posted: 31st, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jeremy Corbyn flying pig news: ‘Labour can win snap General election under my leadership’

The Guardian creates the world-class clickbait headline: “Jeremy Corbyn: Labour could win snap general election.”

But wait a moment. Did Corbyn actually says it? Does he think Labour can win the General Election?

The Conservative government has had “a field

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Posted: 30th, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Guardian writer moans about her holiday ‘from hell’ in the super-expensive Hamptons

Is the Guardian beyond parody? In “The highway to summer hell leads straight through the Hamptons” Emma Brockes moans about holidaying in the exclusive enclave. Damned is she forced to holiday at one of the resort towns on the Long … READ ON

Posted: 29th, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Don’t ban sugar just force the fat to run to the shops

fat ban sugar taxOi, fatso! David Aaronovitch has a plan to win the “obesity war”. He writes in the Times:

It’s not enough to fiddle about with food labelling and a distant sugar tax. Bans may be draconian, but they’re essential

Bans … READ ON

Posted: 28th, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Arsenal, Riyad Mahrez and the Olympian task of replacing Gnabry

Transfer Balls spots this utter drivel in the Daily Telegraph. Arsenal’s Serge Gnabry has been called up to Germany’s Olympic football team. Lest you suppose news that a bit-part Arsenal player missing a few games with an Olympic hangover … READ ON

Posted: 26th, July 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Broadsheets, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sports Direct: human rights and Mike Ashley’s legal redress

Former BBC staffer Paul Mason is making some sort of point about Sports Direct and Newcastle United FC tycoon Mike Ashley and his underlings:

What is striking, when you consider the modern reality of precarious work and coercive management, is

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Posted: 26th, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Smoking Paul Pogba’s lost weekend in Manchester United

The Daily Pogba: an at-a-glance look at news of Juventus and Franc footballer Paul Pogba, wanted by Manchester United.

The Daily Star says Manchester United have bid £85m for Pogba. It’s not enough. Juventus have snubbed “Jose’s offer”.  The idea … READ ON

Posted: 20th, July 2016 | In: Back pages, Broadsheets, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit balls: nationalists stole my brie

Brexit Balls aplenty in the Guardian, where Rachel Cooke is remembering past holidays in those halcyon days of the 1970s, when Europe was still called ‘The Continent’:

In France she eats a croissant:

Even as I finished it, licking

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Posted: 19th, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit: grow up, trigger Article 50 and ignore the cry babies

When not leaving for her place in Tuscany, Polly Tonybee remains at his keyboard talking to Guardian readers about Brexit and all that inconvenient democracy.

Having called David Cameron “the man who sauntered effortlessly along a privileged path”*, Polly … READ ON

Posted: 14th, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Arsenal sign Morata twice as Chelsea gazumped

Rub your eyes Arsenal fans. The Telegraph says Arsenal are planning to gazump Chelsea and bid – get this – £65m for Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata.

The Sun tells us Arsenal will offer Morata £144,000-a-week, making him their third highest … READ ON

Posted: 10th, July 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Broadsheets, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Andrea Leadsom kicks Theresa May in the ovaries

Andrea Leadsom clenched her fist and smacked Theresa May, her rival for the Tory Parry leadership, right below the belt and into the ovaries. May has no children. Leadsom has three children. This, reasons Leadsom, makes her a better human … READ ON

Posted: 9th, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Caption Competition, Key Posts, Politicians, Reviews | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A referendum on Party members choosing leaders is pure folly

Phillip Collins is of the mind that “party members choosing leaders is pure folly“. Why? That’s how many clubs chose their leaders. Collins doesn’t write the headlines for his Times story, of course.

Below it he opines that … READ ON

Posted: 9th, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jail Tony Blair and other truth-swerving idiocy

Tony Blair is “on the couch”, says the Daily Mail. There are questions over the former Prime Minister’s sanity, writes Stephen Glover. Blair is “delusional”. Blair “has some kind of Messianic complex”.  Blair is a “near lunatic”. Blair is … READ ON

Posted: 8th, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Politicians, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Divorce watch: Christina Estrada’s handbag allowance was made in Britian

Natalia Potanina, who claims to be exiled in Britain, wants £5 billion from the pockets of Russian Vladimir Potanin. Christina Estrada, 54, would like £196 million off her ex-husband Dr Walid Juffali, 61. Estrada’s claim includes £58,000 for two luxury … READ ON

Posted: 7th, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Winners are grinners: 47% of young Brexit voters wanted to cry

Brexit marchforeuope rallyAn odd little Brexit story in the Guardian, which reports that “almost half of voters aged 18 to 24 cried or felt like crying when they heard that the UK had voted to leave the European Union”.

A poll … READ ON

Posted: 4th, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Reviews | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Remain voters flee UK for an EU passport

Mark Scott has news for those of you who voted Remain. You can Leave. Mark Scott is European technology correspondent for The New York Times. And he’s off:

I’ve grudgingly accepted that 52 percent of my fellow citizens wanted

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Posted: 27th, June 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The 4 ‘real reasons’ Jamie Vardy snubbed Arsenal

So why did Jamie Vardy reject a move to Arsenal? Was it because when, as reported, his agent called Arsenal to tell them about the “escape clause” it was just a ruse to get a rival team to bid for … READ ON

Posted: 24th, June 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Broadsheets, Reviews, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Abdul Rahman Haroun: refugee, migrant, African, brave, desperate, criminal and free

Abdul Rahman Haroun, 40, left his native Sudan  in 2004. On August 4 2015, Mr Haroun walked through the 31-mile long Channel Tunnel and claimed asylum. The Express says there is “outrage” as “migrant is freed”.  It laments the “border … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, June 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


EU Referendum: the newspaper front pages

It’s the EU Referendum, the day the country votes for independence (Sun) or not not fall into an abyss (Mirror).

 

daily mirror eu ref

the sun eu referendum

 

The Express wants us to “VOTE LEAVE’. But not al that many people read the Express. … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, June 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Wembley EU Referendum: newspaper sketch writers wear blinkers

wembley debate boris Did you enjoy the EU referendum debate live from Wembley Arena? Helping us decide what we saw and missed are the newspapers’ political sketch writers. What did they see?

ON SADIQ KHAN (Labour, In)

Quentin Letts, Daily Mail (OUT!):

But

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Posted: 22nd, June 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jo Cox murder: Guardian blames Boris Johnson, tweeters blame Muslims

jo cox murder

 

Labour MP Jo Cox was shot and stabbed and shot outside her surgery in Yorkshire. Many reports claim her alleged killer yelled “Britain First” before striking.

A 52-year-old man, named as Thomas Mair, has been arrested. What do we … READ ON

Posted: 17th, June 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0