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Peak Clickbait: Arsenal player transfers to Arsenal

Have we reached peak clickbait in the Daily Telegraph ? In “Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to leave Arsenal? Seven destinations and seven replacements”, the paper of record ticks all the boxes in how to create clicks from nothing.

 

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Having asked

Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Broadsheets, Google News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Otto Warmbier and me: The Huffington Post’s disgusting attack on North Korea torture victim

Not long after Otto Warmbier was arrested in North Korea, the Huffington Post produced a hatchet job on the man. Entitled “North Korea Proves Your White Male Privilege Is Not Universal”, writer La Sha laid into Warmbier, using his suffering

Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A movement towards free abortions on the NHS for Northern Irish women

Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP Scottish government will look at providing free abortions for Northern Ireland women on the NHS. Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister, is reported in the Belfast Telegraph as having discussed the plan with the country’s Chief Medical Officer, Catherine

Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Google News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brian Cant explains whatever happened to Brian Cant

 

Brian Cant has died. The face and voice of children’s TV in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s was from an era when men on pre-school telly looked like your dad. An actor by trade, Cant was working on programmes

Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: Celebrities, Google News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After Finsbury Park: hate crime hunts and usual suspects

The righteous are taking sides, using the ‘facts’ to mutate the Finsbury Park murder to fit a cause. On twitter there is mention of anything and everything.

At London’s Al Quds march one know who understands things better than any

Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: Google News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Oregon offer citizens a choice of three genders

From next month Oregon drivers can select any one of three genders for their licenses and state IDs. You can opt for M, F, or X.

The first recipient of the new rule will be Portlander Jamie Shupe, a US

Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: Google News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Schools use loaned laptops to spy on students

Rhode Island schools operating ‘1-1’ programs are spying on students. Under the terms of the program adopted by 22 of the state’s 33 school districts, students each get a laptop supplied by a third party. The issue is that everything

Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Phoenicopterus Rex: a giant pink flamingo looms over Black Rock City

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The fetish for big man-made things is one of our pet loves. A trip round Australia in the 1990s introduced me to The Big… Ant, Apple, Avocado, Banana, Chook and lots, lots more big plastic landmarks. Artist Josh Zubkoff

Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: Google News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Biased BBC identifies three Palestinian murderers as victims of Israeli violence

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When Israeli police officer Hadas Malka, 23, was stabbed to death, the BBC headlined the story: Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem .” Let’s put some other recent news event through the BBC’s news shredder.

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Posted: 18th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Extremists’ demands for collective guilt unite Grenfell, Manchester and London

Grenfell Tower : Get angry, stay angry. Overthrow the Government. ‘Blood, blood, blood on your hands.’
Manchester and London : Don’t get angry. Let’s love one another.

 

 

Horrific events have claimed many lives in London and Manchester. But

Posted: 18th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After Grenfell: the revolting clamour for Theresa May’s tears and Corbyn’s embrace

“This is what leadership looks like,” says one tweeter by a photo of Jeremy Corbyn hugging a woman after the Grenfell Tower horror. It looks like compassion. It looks like sympathy. But we’re being told that leadership looks like emoting

Posted: 17th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Theresa May waits for the nation say story to her

Theresa May is reeling. This is not the time for her to be confronted by people by Grenfell Tower. Mrs May is in a weakened position and has housing and employment concerns to focus on, namely her central London council

Posted: 17th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After Grenfell: Kensington and Chelsea warns children to stop playing football or else

How’s that London Olympic Legacy coming along? How goes the spirit of 2012 and all that euphoria? Not well. Not well at all if you’re poor. Residents in the flats opposite Grenfell Tower recently received a warning letter from those 

Posted: 17th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After Grenfell Tower arrests and party politics: ‘life is a game with many rules but no referee’

After Grenfell Tower the media and politicians are demanding that we find someone to blame. The horror invites many questions about the 24-storey tower block’s cladding, sprinklers, fire-alarms, house building, the cost and availability of new homes, social-housing, gentrification that

Posted: 16th, June 2017 | In: Google News, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After Grenfell: the rush to be the victims’ conscience

The horror at Grenfell Tower fire dominates the news. The fire shouldn’t happened. After fires at King’s Cross station and Bradford football ground took many lives, prevention became the watchword. A fire and building inspector told media “if there is

Posted: 15th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Mallorca mum has nasty experience with would-be child snatcher

Madeleine McCann: a look at the missing child in the news. With the media full of huge and often terrible stories, Madeleine McCann has been largely absent from the tabloids’ pages. But she pops up in the Daily Star. 

 

Posted: 15th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Madeleine McCann | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man of the Establishment John McDonnell wants mass protest to bring down the Government

We should like it that John McDonnell speaks his mind. The shadow chancellor wants people to “get out on the streets” in support of Labour, to force Theresa May from office and to further the cause for another General Election

Posted: 15th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit: we’re edging towards Remain by another name

Are we edging towards Remain by another name? Last June, 17.4million people voted in a legal and free election for the country to leave the EU. On twitter, Jo Maugham QC ( @JolyonMaugham) tweeted: This is the *only way*

Posted: 14th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Arsenal look to Liverpool to resolve Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City transfer

Transfer Balls with Alexis Sanchez Watch: The Arsenal player wants to leave the Gunners. Will he join Manchester City or Bayern Munich? Arsenal should get shot of him, of course. Any player who wants to leave isn’t committed to

Posted: 14th, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Google News, Liverpool, Manchester City, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘I like being ugly’: Anita Pallenberg was rock’s greatest muse

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Anita Pallenberg (6 April 1942 13 June 2017) was rock music’s greatest muse, writes Rob Baker:

Pallenberg first entered the Rolling Stones’ universe in the mid-Sixties when she sneaked into a concert in Munich and began

Posted: 14th, June 2017 | In: Celebrities, Google News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Labour’s youth voters crave conformity

corbyn bib youth Today’s Radio 4 chatter about social media connecting with yoof was mind blowing. Replace social media for ‘newspapers’, ‘magazines’, ‘John Lennon’, ‘football’ or ‘TV’ and we were once more being told the cool kids have outgrown the old ways and

Posted: 13th, June 2017 | In: Google News, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Will Katy Perry apologise for having culturally appropriated ‘gay hair’ and robot music?

 

Katy Perry has issued a public apology for having “culturally appropriated” a black hairstyle.

Whites are not allowed to use black hair styles and blacks should not use white hair styles, reasons Katy. Back in your boxes, people. Your

Posted: 13th, June 2017 | In: Celebrities, Google News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tabloid review: Boris Johnson is BOJO the healer as Corbyn waits for Number 10 and Theresa hangs on

Is Jeremy Corbyn surging towards Downing Street? Can urban young Remainers get Corbyn, a Eurosceptic for most of his life, to change his ways, scupper Brexit and become Prime Minister? The stakes seem very high after Theresa May’s humbling. The

Posted: 12th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ban the DUP from Government and destroy Brexit

Much weeping and wailing over the Tory Party calling on the DUP to form a coalition government. One commentator described the DUP as the locals from The Dukes of Hazard . But ridicule is not enough. The censorious call is

Posted: 10th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Julie Wadsworth: paedophile’s crimes become kinky romps

Is it different for women? Husband and wife Tony and Julie Wadsworth have been found guilty of encouraging six boys to take part in sexual activity between 1992 and 1996. The Wadsworths, both ex-BBC radio presenters, had denied all charges,

Posted: 10th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0