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Ben Needham: gypsies, a dead witness and a ‘cover-up’

Ben Needham has still not been found. The renewed search for the toddler who vanished on Kos 25 years ago has given us nothing of substance. But the tabloids are at work. If we can’t see the child, we can …

Posted: 1st, November 2016 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Haris Stanikzai: the bearded 16-year-old from the Calais Jungle’s Countdown to immaturity

In “YOU’VE GOATEE BE KIDDING” the Sun zooms in on a “’22-year-old’ bearded migrant ‘uni student’” who “insists he’s just sixteen as he starts secondary school classes”.

Haris Stanikzai, from Afghanistan, plays the unenviable role of migrant teenager in the …

Posted: 31st, October 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Olympic elitism can train white-working class kids to know their place

Isn’t elitism great. Governments – Labour and Tory – love it. Without elitism you get no Olympic gongs to buff and parade for the public good. In the Guardian, we read:

Schools are failing white, poor, working-class children and

Posted: 31st, October 2016 | In: Broadsheets, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The trucker who caused a fatal accident is mostly Romanian

It all began when the Labour government made Bulgarian and Romanians second-class citizens of Europe. Well, maybe it began way before that. But the point is that when the Daily Mail spotted an accident and that one driver had been …

Posted: 30th, October 2016 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Rape on Campus: a non-apology apology as the libel trial progresses with no sign of the real victims

Rolling Stone magazine publisher Jann S. Wenner should not have deleted the 2014 story on ‘Jackie’s’ alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia. There was no proof whatsoever Jackie had been raped. The Columbia University Journalism School called …

Posted: 30th, October 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dear Sir: A woman writes a formal rejection letter to a penis photo on Facebook

Like many internet users, Sarah-Louise Jordan recived an unsolicied picure of a penis in a Facebook message. She writes, “I found a surprising picture in my messages. So, I did the only English thing there was to do; I …

Posted: 30th, October 2016 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hillary Clinton: they found more emails on the Weiner’s laptop

So the FBI has found more emails from Hillary Clinton’s secret server. Apparently 1,000-odd emails were found as part of the Anthony Weiner investigation.

Emails, eh. You can accidentally (on purpose) wipe your own emails but the trouble is if …

Posted: 29th, October 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Anti-Semitism Watch: LibDem Jenny Tonge makes her move to join Labour?

Baroness Jenny Tonge has been suspended by the Liberal Democrats. Yes, we know, some news there that Tonge and the LibDems still exist. And when you hear the story you might suppose that Tonge has been auditioning for membership to …

Posted: 28th, October 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Larry David Was right: driving gives women orgasms, says Islamic cleric

Tweet of the Week was supplied by @S_alqsimi , via, Deanne DuKhan ‏(@DukhanD), who responds to news as to why women driving is forbidden. “Lorraine in the UK asks, which makes and models please?”

women driving haram

 

Hey, ladies, Curb Your Enthusiasm …

Posted: 28th, October 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ched Evans to achieve immortality in new rape law?

More news on Ched Evans, the low-life footballer found not guilty of raping a woman. AOL says the the Attorney General has suggested “the law could be changed to give greater protection to alleged rape victims following the Ched Evans …

Posted: 27th, October 2016 | In: News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Royal Mint’s Battle of Hastings coin features a glaring error

To mark the Battle of Hastings (1066), the Royal Mint has produce a commemorative 50p coin. Over five million Battle of Hastings 50p pieces are expected to enter circulation. The Mint calls the Battle “the date that made history”.

So …

Posted: 26th, October 2016 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse: is everyone dead yet?

Is everyone named, mentioned, implicated, saved, cleared and shafted by the Government’s inquiry into child abuse dead yet?

The inquiry rolls on and on and one. And gets nowhere. Pop out in a fast car and watch how soon the …

Posted: 20th, October 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Malaysian religious government says hot dogs are un-Islamic

Hot dogs are un-Islamic, says the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (MIDD). To receive halal certification,the MIDD, a religious government body, says hot dogs must be renamed.

MIDD’s Sirajuddin Suhaimee explains says: “In Islam, dogs are considered unclean and the name …

Posted: 20th, October 2016 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Harry Redknapp’s wife Sandra in freak car accident – Daily Mail digs up old horrors

Harry Redknapp was dropping his wife Sandra in Westbourne, a suburb of Bournemouth, when her coat got caught in the door of his Range Rover. The Indy says  the 69-year-old [Sandra] “screamed with agony on the pavement after being dragged …

Posted: 20th, October 2016 | In: News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit: British federalists and ex-pats seek EU passports in other countries

Brexit is impelling some people to make a choice: stay in the UK or live in the European Union? The Guardian reports that many Britons are appealing to become citizens in other countries.

The number of Britons seeking citizenship in

Posted: 20th, October 2016 | In: Broadsheets, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kelvin MacKenzie and the Sun beat Channel 4 News and a hijab

On July 18, the Sun featured a column but its former editor Kelvin MacKenzie in which he asked, “Why did Channel 4 have a presenter in a hijab fronting coverage of Muslim terror in Nice?”.

That the question was rhetorical …

Posted: 19th, October 2016 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ched Evans lets the knowing elite give football a kicking

Ched Evans continues to excite the Press. In the Mirror, David Kidd writes beneath the headline “Ched Evans acted like a scumbag, but that’s no excuse for this systematic kicking football is getting.”

Kidd says mixing with lots of …

Posted: 19th, October 2016 | In: Back pages, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tory MP: electrocution and dental X-rays are just part of being British

Teenagers are all over the tabloids. The Mirror leads with the 14 years olds who murdered a mother and her daughter. Katie Edwards, 13, and her mother Elizabeth Edwards were murdered by the 14-year-old girl and her boyfriend in Spalding, …

Posted: 19th, October 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Ched Evans witch-hunt is entertaining housewives on Loose Women

The Daily Star leads with news that Ched Evans could take libel action against Gloria Hunniford and ITV after “she expressed doubt over striker’s not guilty rape verdict on Loose Women TV show”. “Ched to sue Loose women,” thunders the …

Posted: 19th, October 2016 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Child refugees taught to fear the dentist

How can you tell a migrant’s age? The tabloids lead with faces of child refugees heading to the UK. “THE ‘CHILD REFUGEES’ DEBATE” is the Mail’s lead story. You can tell the paper has suspicions about the age of these …

Posted: 19th, October 2016 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ched Evans: The Guardian ignores the facts in favour of an agenda

As the Sun vies for the woman’s story, the Guardian continues to focus on Ched Evans, a man jailed and vilified for a crime he did not commit. A depraved young man? Yes. A criminal? No. The Guardian’s Opinion column …

Posted: 18th, October 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The myth of racism in football and a need to trial The Rooney Rule

The Daily Mirror’s headline is unequivocal: former Manchester United and Aston Villa striker Dwight Yorke is a victim of racism. The headline states: “YORKE: I’m Being Held Back By Racism.”

 

Jose Mourinho cat

 

To further drum the point home, the Mirror

Posted: 18th, October 2016 | In: Back pages, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cliff Richard and Rod Stewart unite to give the Savile-spiking BBC a kicking

After the televised witch-hunt, Sir Cliff Richard has come out fighting. Angered and upset by the BBC’s antics in filming a raid on his home in August 2014, Cliff is suing Aunty for £1m. You will recall how the BBC …

Posted: 17th, October 2016 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bank-robber daughter tricked dad into being her getaway driver

Other Parents spots this story from Florida. When Chelsea Wilson, 24, was arrested in connection with a bank robbery in Fort Lauderdale, she told the teller: “You have exactly one minute to give me all your $50 & $100 bills …

Posted: 17th, October 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ben Needham: excavations end, forensics take over and speculation is rife

The latest hunt for Ben Needham has ended. Police have stopped excavating work ends on the Greek island of Kos. Ben vanished on 24 July 1991. He was 21 months old.

British police have sent “items of interest” to forensics …

Posted: 16th, October 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0