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Manchester United sign Mkhitaryan and cash in on fans

More Manchester Untied news now. Having been graced with a year-long audience with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Red Devils have secured the services of Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Armenian will complete his move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United today, says …

Posted: 2nd, July 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Wales into Euro 2016 semi-final – the front pages

Wales, the last British side left in the European Championships, are into the semi-finals. Last night the Welsh were magnificent, beating a fancied Belgian side 3-1. It was a performance versed in cohesion, grit, skill and guile. I am delighted. …

Posted: 2nd, July 2016 | In: Back pages, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit cancelled: experts say the result was a ‘draw’

Don’t press the button! Brexit never happened.

 

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The EU referendum was a 2-2 ‘draw’ says London School of Economics’ expert (but not in democracy) Dr Jo Murkens. He says because Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain in …

Posted: 1st, July 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Not all Jews responsible for Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn* hears the new rules on Labour Party racism. What is and what is not permitted is known. Jeremy Corbyn then says at the launch of the party’s report into anti-Semitism within its ranks:

“Our Jewish friends are no

Posted: 30th, June 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Boris Johnson gets loaded – the tabloids reviewed

In a poll more loaded than George Bush at a frat house party, the Daily Express finds that 80% want Boris Johnson to be the next Prime Minister. And 80% are “convinced” Boris will be PM. It is front-page news. …

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


Jeremy Corbyn supporter wears ‘Eradicate Right Wing Vermin’ T-shirt

At the pro-Jeremy Corbyn rally in Westminster,  a woman has shown her support for the Labour Party leader by wring a T-shirt declaring: “Eradricate the Right Wing Blairite Vermin.” It is the new “gentler, kinder politics” Corbyn wanted:

 

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Posted: 27th, June 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Arsenal get Lukaku to partner Benzema

Arsenal transfer balls with Sky Sports. The website has a question: “Is Romelu Lukaku the answer for Arsenal?” Dunno. Who is asking the question? Readers are told:

Sky Sports has teamed up with Football Whispers to bring you the hottest

Posted: 27th, June 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit: Tony Blair and Nicola Sturgeon vow to reject democracy

The Mirror talks of the “Brexit Crisis”.  The OED says a crisis is “a time of intense difficulty or danger”. Do you feel more endangered than you did before the EU referendum? Jeremy Corbyn does. The Mirror says he is …

Posted: 27th, June 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ronald McDonald shot outside restaurant

ronald mcdonald shot gunRonald McDonald has been shot at a fast-food restaurant on the USA. Police need not round-up the usual suspect – Hamburglar, Jamie Oliver, France – because Telvin Drummond, 24, from Lumberton, North Carolina, is helping them with their enquiries.

Mr …

Posted: 27th, June 2016 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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

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


Remain supporting media joins UKIP in spreading fear over migrants

Having warned against a vote for Leave in the EU Referendum, the Mirror titles are in a dither. Do they: a) ignore the whole thing; b) try to beat UK leader Nigel Farage at his own game by whipping up …

Posted: 26th, June 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The story of the 1920s dead cat striker

In the 1920s, staff at the Anchor Brewery, the home of , in Norwich, Norfolk, went on strike. When a dead cat was found in a vessel of beer and a worker blamed for the mishap and sacked, the staff …

Posted: 26th, June 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit: Peter Sutherland and David Lammy demand anti-democratic rebellion

The Labour MP David Lammy, your elected representative for Tottenham, doesn’t much like democracy when it fails to agree with him. He wants the EU Referendum result ignored. Peter Sutherland agrees.  Sutherland (born 25 April 1946) is “an Irish …

Posted: 26th, June 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Lammy MP urges: ‘stop the madness’ of democracy and reject Brexit vote

lammy brexitThe Labour MP David Lammy MP wants Parliament to ignore the EU referendum result. He wants Parliament to go against the will of the people, the majority of whom voted for the UK to leave the European Union. The people …

Posted: 25th, June 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man named Mr Gambles has won lottery for the second time using the same numbers

Mr Gambles lotteryTo Chicago in search of nominative determinism. We find Larry Gambles. Mr Gambles just won a $1,050,000 Lucky Day Lotto jackpot prize. He says: “Nine years ago, I won $50,000 playing the numbers from the jerseys of my high school …

Posted: 25th, June 2016 | In: Money, News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


EU Ref: Remain bigots say Leave voters are sub-human racists

In “I want my country back” Laurie Penny seeks to make her voice the authentic sound of the self-regarding who see the Brexit vote and say #‎NotMyVote‬. She writes in the New Statesman:

This was never a referendum on

Posted: 25th, June 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 24th, June 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Broadsheets, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Donald Trump arrives in Scotland: woman holds sign calling him a ‘cunt’

Donald Trump is in Scotland to talk about golf, Brexit and golf for the paranoid at one of his gated sports complexes. Scots are wowed as the Republican Presidential nominee walks among them. One takes the trouble to make her …

Posted: 24th, June 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


EU Referendum: what the tabloids got wrong the day after the UK voted

That the tabloids went to Press before the EU Referendum vote was known is shown in their coverage of the vote.

 

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The Daily Mail

Page 4:  “Operation Save Dave”

How well did that go. Not very. David Cameron …

Posted: 24th, June 2016 | In: News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dentistry beats women’s studies

Wondering what to study at college to earn a living when they spit you out? Mark J Perry has news on how to use your time:

a. A 2-year degree from the Community College of Denver in Dental Hygiene has

Posted: 23rd, June 2016 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 23rd, June 2016 | In: Broadsheets, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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).

 

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

Posted: 23rd, June 2016 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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

Posted: 22nd, June 2016 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Queen did not ask guests for 3 good reasons to stay in Europe

Queen BrexitThe Queen, reportedly, has stepped into the EU Referendum debate. The Express leads with: “QUEEN ISSUE EU CHALLENGE. – Give me 3 good reasons to stay, she asks guests.”

How many guests preferred it when Her Majesty just held up …

Posted: 22nd, June 2016 | In: News, Politicians, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0