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‘Tell her we’re coming’: A firefighter who attended Grenfell Tower writes an open letter about that night

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A firefighter who attended Grenfell Tower has written on the Facebook ‘Save the Fire Service’. It begins: “Sent to us at STUKFS, powerful and emotional story from a firefighter who attended Grenfell Tower.” STUKFS is: Save the UK Fire …

Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | 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: Tory haters are using the victims’ graves for a political slogan

Much nastiness has been written about the Tories since the horror at Grenfell. As I’ve said, the race to blame, to point the finger and scream “Murderers” at people who clearly aren’t is degrading. However tempting it is to …

Posted: 17th, June 2017 | In: News, Politicians | 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


In 2010 Labour wooed the DUP and lost

Let’s have another look at Labour Party links to those “crackpots” at the pro-British DUP, the Northern Irish party that articulates a sense of discontent and dissatisfaction with Westminster and the Peace Protest. The DUP is the only …

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


Labour’s youth voters crave conformity

corbyn bib youthToday’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


Taking your cannabis plants for a walk in Westminster

Dank of England,

 

This is what happens when you take your cannabis plants for a walk on London, a place the weed walker calls new Babylon:

 

 

Spotter: Dank of England

Posted: 11th, June 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


For the unlucky not the few: Michael Lewis narrates the parable of the lucky man and the fought cookie

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In 2012 Moneyball author Michael Lewis gave addressed Princeton University. He tells the gilded youth arranged before him that they “owe a debt to the unlucky”.

I now live in Berkeley, California. A few years ago, just a few

Posted: 11th, June 2017 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ignacio Echeverria – there went a hero

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As Anorak forms a new political party – three point plan for success: Hire a Santa Claus look-alike to front the campaign and woo the cool kids with promises of free stuff;  Appear strong and stable by repeating the …

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


GE17: low-key Russian influence in Stoke Newington polling station

To the Tyssen Community Primary School polling station in Stoke Newington, Hackney, London.

(Please excuse the repetition but there’s some kind of echo on our communications devices. Hello, Moscow… Over….)

Posted: 8th, June 2017 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Politicians and students agree that looking is a gateway to crime

Politicians all want to censor the web. CapX writes:

It took us many centuries, a lot of effort and much expended blood and gore to get to this place where we are free – at liberty and ruled by the

Posted: 7th, June 2017 | In: Google News, News, Politicians, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After London Bridge: geezer Roy Larner told his attackers “F*** you, I’m Millwall”

Looking for London geezers after the London Bridge attack, the media spots Peckham’s Roy Larner, 47, who when confronted with the murderous Islamists told them: “Fuck you, I’m Millwall.”

 

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Larner decided he needed to “take the piss out …

Posted: 6th, June 2017 | In: News, Sports, Tabloids | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Blaming YouTube for terrorism paints the killers as victims

Worse than video nasties, scourge of the 1980s, sex and trolls are YouTube videos possessed of a power to radicalise the viewer, transforming a normal bloke surfing the web for Wiggles songs and old episodes of Play For Today

Posted: 6th, June 2017 | In: Google News, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After London: Should we be like Texas and arm the police?

Should London be more like Texas? One writer makes the comparison:

In the heart of the nation’s capital, at near-maximum terror alert, with the densest national concentration of armed officers, the attackers had 8-10 minutes to rampage unimpeded before the

Posted: 5th, June 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After London And Manchester let’s be generous, audacious, passionate and free

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When France was attacked by Islamist extremists, journalist Bertrand Dicale wrote for the Bataclan website. His words resonate in light of the attacks in Manchester and London. Last night at One Love Manchester, the benefit concert held in the …

Posted: 5th, June 2017 | In: Google News, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After London Bridge: the geezer who ran with his pint didn’t spill a drop

After the London attack: Geezer Watch:

 

At £6 a pint, who can blame him?…

Posted: 4th, June 2017 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After London Bridge and Manchester: Douglas Adams was right about the internet

After London Bridge, the news is that there will be crackdown on the internet. Freedom of speech must be curtailed. Encryption must be done away with.

Author Douglas Adams go it. In 1999 he wrote:

 

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“I don’t think

Posted: 4th, June 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After London Bridge: MSNBC puts terror attack at the Vauxhall car factory in Luton

In the unseemly haste to be first with the ‘breaking news’, MSNBC says the terror attack on London Bridge and nearby Borough market took place in… Luton. There was an incident in Vauxhall – which is just up the road …

Posted: 4th, June 2017 | In: News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


London Bridge attack: London fights back but democracy capitulates

“We were throwing bottles, chairs, stools, anything we could get. A stool hit one of them on the head,” says Gerard Vowls, an eye-witness to the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market.

“They were running up going ‘this is …

Posted: 4th, June 2017 | In: Google News, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ken Loach for Jeremy Corbyn: vote Theresa May if you hate your kids

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Ken Loach’s ad for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is… Well, it’s incredible. Theresa May stars in the Milk Snatcher II:

 

Posted: 3rd, June 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘John Noakes may die’: the BBC’s risk assessment

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John Noakes, hymned for his stint as presenter on BBC TV’s Blue Peter children’s show, has died. Given his life of risk-taking for telly, making it to 83 was no small triumph of skill. As the Times notes:

He

Posted: 30th, May 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hate Crime not yet at Manchester massacre levels

If you think it’s a hate crime, then it is a hate crime. The Mail has news on hate crimes in Manchester, where many of the people injured in last week’s slaughter are being treated for life-threatening injuries.

Paul Coleman …

Posted: 27th, May 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester attack: what are ‘potentially suspicious items’?

Manchester Attack News: the BBC tell us: “Police find ‘potentially suspicious items'”.

 

 

How is that possible? How can something be potentially suspicious? It’s either suspect or it isn’t.

The trouble with a voracious news cycle is that the …

Posted: 25th, May 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After Manchester: worst of all Salman Abedi was a sexist

 

So far the attack on Manchester in which saw 22 people were murdered at a pop concert by Salman Abedi has been used to illustrate racial harmonyinsult footballers, lambaste apathyfind missing children in Australia and 

Posted: 25th, May 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Epic fail: Sikh Muslim Manchester cab driver illustrates the dire state of journalism in three tweets

Read and weep as journalism takes on the Manchester terror story and fails epically:

 

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muslim sikh driver Manchester cab taxi fail

 

 

muslim sikh driver Manchester cab taxi fail

Posted: 24th, May 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0