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Brexit voters blamed for Croydon attack on Reker Ahmed

 

Having couched the brutal attack on three Kuridish-Iranian asylum seekers as a ‘hate crime fuelled by racism and prejudice rather than individual malice, a violent assault  triggered by Brexit , facts are emerging from the Croydon crime scene.

Posted: 4th, April 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Turning Reker Ahmed’s attack into a moralising Hate Crime

The asylum seeker fighting for life after being beaten up in Croydon, South London, is 17-year-old Reker Ahmed. Initial reports stated that an 8-strong gang of youths kicked the Iranian unconscious after first asking him where he was from. The

Posted: 3rd, April 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


British and Spanish monkeys fight over Gibraltar and slave rights

Former Tory party leader Lord Howard has assured the people of Gibraltar that Theresa May would show the same “resolve” as Mrs Thatcher did over the 1982 Falklands Conflict. Why is Howard saying the country is prepared to go to

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


Brexit blamed for Croydon attack on Kurdish asylum seekers

Grim news from Croydon, where a 17-year-old Kurdish-Iranian asylum seeker has been beaten up as he and two friends also Iranian Kurds were at a bus stop. Police are calling it a “hate crime”, which of course it

Posted: 2nd, April 2017 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Spain’s gypsy child kidnappers

The absence of anything beyond theorising has turned Madeleine McCann into a commodity. And like all goods and services, the media’s speculative assault on Madeleine McCann means ‘Our Maddie’ can be exported to become any nation’s very own Maddie. Brazil

Posted: 2nd, April 2017 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Google tax is not cheating tax on revenue

Most of us view the web via Google. The company makes huge amounts of money for showing adverts to internet users. But should it pay more tax? The  Daily Mail says Google paid “just” £36.4million in UK corporation tax last

Posted: 1st, April 2017 | In: Money, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Charles Murray finds Vermont’s Middlebury College a haven for censors, prudes and bigots

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If you want to get away from your troubles and I mean all of them: people with whom you disagree and who disagree with you; humour; laughter; joy; trust; truth; flirting; conversation; contract-free sex; stupidity; making mistakes; and

Posted: 1st, April 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Murphy’s Law strikes Guido and the Daily Telegraph

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Hard times at Daily Telegraph Towers. The once great newspaper that now produces tons of clickbait balls is looking to remove staff. Guido Fawkes tells his readers as much:

Yesterday the Telegraph told its staff they were planning to

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


Farage becomes the tabloids’ Great British Mascot

Nigel Farage beams from the front pages of the Daily Express and Daily Mail. Legs crossed to best display his Union flag socks-styled socks, a half-drunk pint of the warm stuff in his paw and a patriotic red, white and

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


BBC removes ‘terror’ in the language of the Westminster ‘attack’

When Khalid Masood drove his car into scores of people on Westminster Bridge with the intention of killing them and then murdered a policeman, the media was quick to call it an act of terrorism.

Massod is dead, which means

Posted: 29th, March 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Holocaust Survivor’s obsessive collection of anti-Semitic propoganda

The Jew, Universal Enemy is a cartoon by Philipp Rupprecht (4 September 1900 4 April 1975), aka Fips. It appeared in Der Stürmer in 1937, the Nazi newspaper Rupprecht worked for from 1925-1945. The Herrenvolk liked his work very

Posted: 28th, March 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Government uses Westminster terror attack to limit hard-fought freedom

The reaction to Khalid Massod’s murderous attack in London was clear: we will not let the heinous actions of one man threaten our hard won freedoms. Theresa May  assured us that “Any attempt to defeat those values [liberty, democracy, freedom

Posted: 27th, March 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ted Heath: no rest for those suspected of wickedness

 

It’s been a quiet few months for Ted Heath. Dead, of course, the former Prime Minister remains mired in allegations of sexual depravity. In today’s Mirror ,  the enjoyable Fleet Street Fox looks at men of Kent, of which

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


Brexit brings an end to the Common Fisheries Policy’s bloodsports

Animal lovers should be delighted the UK is leaving the European Union. The UK’s farmers and fishermen tend to abide by the rules. What kind of reaction would there be if British farmers adopted the French habit of force-feeding geese

Posted: 26th, March 2017 | In: Money, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Workshy’ Prince William cheats death by being on holiday

First up, we can reassure you that Prince William is ok. Alpine nightspots, rhinos and the Surrey ribbon-makers guild can all sleep easy. Your patron is safe. But had Williams been at work he could have been a little less

Posted: 26th, March 2017 | In: News, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Case against alleged Cornish pasty crimping Facebook ‘porn star’ collapses

When is a pastry crimper not a pasty crimper? Or to put it another way, can a porn star crimp pasties? The Daily Mail brings news of the “Cornish pasty crimper, 27” who allegedly “posed as a voluptuous 22-year-old Asian

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


The Westminster terrorist can’t win if we carry on regardless

The man who killed and maimed in Westminster yesterday has not been named by the authorities yet. The British born killer’s actions were those of a coward.

Much of the talk is of not letting the terrorists win. It can

Posted: 23rd, March 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Czech zoo chops off rhinos’ horns to deter poachers

Geography is not the Independent’s strongest suit. It tells readers today about a zoo in the Czech Republic, a country I know well. The paper says a “Prague Zoo” has been lopping off rhinos’ horns to deter poachers. The thieves

Posted: 23rd, March 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fake News: Channel 4 names wrong man as Westminster Bridge terror attacker

No sooner had a lunatic murdered a policeman and two others in Westminster, London, before being shot dead by police, than the mainstream media raced to see which of them could be first to name the alleged killer.

Channel 4

Posted: 22nd, March 2017 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Europe’s robot sex brothel provides stiff competition for sex workers

The robots are coming! Well, not yet. But one day they will. The Daily Express  says flesh and bone prostitutes have forced a mechanical sex parlour in Barcelona to shut. What the paper calls “Europe’s first sex robot brothel” is

Posted: 22nd, March 2017 | In: Money, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Irony Overload: Labour MP Yvette Cooper wants to save us from online anti-Semites and other virtual haters

Yvette Cooper wants to set you free from fake news, horrible words and unpleasant images online. The UK Home Affairs Select Committee, which Cooper chairs, challenged directors of big social media companies Facebook’s Simon Milner, Google’s Peter Barron and

Posted: 21st, March 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Anti-Trump swastika billboard in Phoenix road is more stupid that anything you’ll see in the White House

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Let’s be clear: whoever erected the billboard calling Donald Trump a Nazi understands neither democracy nor history. The billboard on the 1000 block of Phoenix’s Grand Avenue is, according to reports, the work of Karen Fiorito. For those of

Posted: 19th, March 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Trump apologists apologise for saying British spied on him for Obama

The good thing about post-truth is that you can never be right or wrong. You just get to accept dodgy dossier pushing Tony Blair’s invitation to ‘join the debate’. The truth is out there. But getting to the truth, reaching

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


Arsenal balls: Wretch ‘wraps’ with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Typo of the Day arrives via th e Daily Mail, wherein the paper has constructed a story from Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s Instagram account. The talented but often-injured player nicknamed ‘The Ox’, presumably on account of it being a reduction

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


Manchester City ball: do we have any advance on 19 players getting sacked?

When Manchester City narrowly lost to Monaco in the Champions’ League, the media began to wonder which players would be looking for new jobs. Football is a brutal, nasty, venal business. Players kick a ball to the best of the

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