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Dutchman jailed for insulting King Willem-Alexander

To Holland, where a Dutchman has been locked up for 30 days for insulting King Willem-Alexander. Did he mention the ears? The chin? That gap-year incident with the chicken? No. The criminal insulted the king on a Facebook post, accusing …

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


Hebdo, Jews, Paris and Nice – the evolution of a death cult


What a sad and twisted little story on the BBC. In “Attack on Nice brings danger to France closer to home”, Hugh Schofield follows up the story of how Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel murdered scores of people at a Bastille Day celebration …

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


UN and ISIS repeating a cowardly and barbaric war in France

Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel murdered 84 people when he drove a lorry into crowds marking Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France. The massacre was “cowardly and barbaric”. We know this because the UN tells us so. It’s been telling …

Posted: 16th, July 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Starbucks offers a fat-free degree for transgender student

To America, where Maximo Cortez has been working part-time in Starbucks in Houston, Texas “on and off over the last eight years, first while in school and now to save up some money.”

Cortez, a transgender man, is trying to

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


Fail: CNN illustrates Nice horror with advert for tyres

So how did CNN illustrate the story of the Islamist maniac who murdered scores of people on Bastille Day in Nice, France? With an advert for Falken tires [sic] that grip:

 

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Native advertising is a horror, Whoever invented …

Posted: 16th, July 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After the Nice massacre experts remind us to conform and die


Nice, France. Many words will be said about the barbaric horror that has left so many dead. An Islamist in a lorry mowed them down at Bastille Day celebrations along the Promenade des Anglais. The victims are being mourned by …

Posted: 15th, July 2016 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 14th, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Eagle tries to carry off boy

To Australia, where a wedge-tailed eagle is wowing the crowds at the Alice Springs Desert Park. Witnesses says the bird swopped for a young onlooker and tried to make off with him “like a small animal”.

 

 

The boy, …

Posted: 13th, July 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Black flight is on because the moralising Left have moved to Tuscany

The Guardian’s Hugh Muir talks of “black flight”. The teaser explains the phrase: “Black flight: how England’s suburbs are changing colour.”

What is remarkable in our national story is the extent to which thousands of… black and Asian Brits have

Posted: 12th, July 2016 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit therapy: How to mend Broken Britain

Good news. Leave voters can be cured of mental disorders through therapy, wonder of the age and booming business sector to boot.

Ewan Cameron, “a psychologist who provides assessment and treatment of forensic and clinical clients”, writes on Politics. co.uk

Posted: 12th, July 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paul Gascoigne is not dead – papers continue to humilate him

Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has triggered “fears”. The Sun shows a picture of Gazza and says, “There were new fears for Paul Gascoigne last night after he accidentally exposed himself in the street.”

What street? Who was watching or, …

Posted: 11th, July 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Cameron channels Bertie Wooster as media abandons Angela Eagle: videos

Right. OK. Andrea Leadsom has gone. Theresa May is now the only candidate in the ‘race’ to become the next British Prime Minister.

Angela Eagle wants to be the next leader of the Labour Party. First she has to defenestrate …

Posted: 11th, July 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Monks release 600lbs of restaurant lobster back into the ocean

“If your loved ones were in this situation, what would they like you to do? ” asks Venerable Dan of the Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute Society. As you look at Aunt Maud and wonder how chewy she might be …

Posted: 11th, July 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bahamas warns visitors to USA: don’t be black

Your writer spots the Bahamas’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement on black men heading to the USA. Following the assassination of five white police officers in Dallas by black Micah Johnson, and the police killings of black males Philando Castile …

Posted: 10th, July 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The anti-Brexit picnic triggers the hummus revolution

Today anti-Brexit campaigners held a picnic in Green Park, London, to display solidarity with the European Union. The Standard said it was “aiming to be the biggest picnic London has ever seen”. Anorak was there. We spotted a few hundred …

Posted: 9th, July 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 9th, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Caption Competition, Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 9th, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 8th, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit: expert calls for coffin dodgers to have less votes

brexit old voteDemocracy Watch spots Dr Piero Moraro, a lecturer in justice studies at Charles Sturt University. Dr Moraro has a fairer way to conduct elections:

We think that “one person, one vote” is the hallmark of any democratic election. However,

Posted: 7th, July 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 7th, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: who killed Peggy Knobloch?

Peggy Knobloch“Body of German Maddie is found,” says the Daily Star on its page 7. The so-dubbed “German Maddie” is a “missing girl who looked like Madeleine McCann”. How grim. A dead child called Peggy Knobloch – yep, she had a …

Posted: 6th, July 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Chilcot Report Is Charles Kennedy’s finest epitaph

Just over a year ago the former Liberal Democrat Party leader Charles Kennedy died at his home in Fort William, Scotland, aged 55.

We said then, “…despite his alcoholic affliction, he brought humanity and common sense into UK politics and …

Posted: 6th, July 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Understanding Financial Markets – a must-see video

How well dow you understand financial markets? In the post-Brexit haze, lots of Remain voters are citing the falling pound and the volatile FTSE index as signs of disaster. Is the UK in the mire? Are they right? Helping you …

Posted: 6th, July 2016 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mind The Bollocks: Richard Branson backs Theresa May to scupper Brexit

The post-Brexit UK was, as the Daily Mirror put it with a front-page photo of a large black hole, a leap into the unknown. Where the Mirror saw danger, chaos and, if the country voted Leave and thereby fell into …

Posted: 5th, July 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Money, News, Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Invoke Article 50 NOW! Join the campaign for democracy

Invoke Article 50 NOW!

 

Invoke Article 50 NOW! is spiked’s campaign for the people’s democratic will to be enforced. The British public were given the vote on whether to leave the European Union. They voted to leave.

But the Government has not triggered …

Posted: 5th, July 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0