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Posted: 28th, November 2008 | In: News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fade To Red: Hazel Blears Is Gone

AND in a studio somewhere Hazel Blears is still talking:

Home from Heathrow just in time to hear a distressing first on the BBC Today programme. Hazel Blears was actually faded out. While still speaking. I nearly dropped the

Posted: 28th, November 2008 | In: News | Comments (9) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Express Encourages Immigrant To Kill Gordon Brown

AS terrorists kill and maim in Mumbai, the Express’s Frederick Forsyth calls for someone to murder some of our politicians:

“In Tokyo, a retired minister called Mr Yamaguchi was found murdered, giving rise to fear that there is serial killer

Posted: 28th, November 2008 | In: News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Roots Of The Deccan Mujahideen

LENIN’s Tomb looks at the Mumbai massacre:

Whoever the ‘Deccan Mujahideen’ turn out to be, Jason Burke argues that the signs point to them being a home-grown movement. This means that any attempt to comprehend what is happening has

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Soccer Shocker: Scotland Fields 12 Men

Scotland only had three players missing. Fletcher, Kenny Miller, Davie Weir and the goalkeeper – Charlie Nicolas, Sky Sports

Posted: 28th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Baby P Grew Into A Feral Parasite Infesting Our Streets

MAGNETITE writes on Baby P and what he wold ahve turned out like:

It comes to something when a self-confessed Hicks-loving cynic like myself, and the Chief executive of Barnardo’s are on the same page on a subject. It’s probably …

Posted: 28th, November 2008 | In: News | Comments (75) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Father’s Pop-Pee For Baby P

ANYONE not shocked and sickened by the death of Baby P, and who may be having trouble being shocked and sickened by the torture of a small child, can look through any number of newspaper articles to learn how …

Posted: 28th, November 2008 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (10) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mumbai Round Up

 A ROUND up of overnight developments in Mumbai…

Posted: 27th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nicolas Anelka Is A Walking Argument

THERE’S no  argument, he’s [Nicolas Anelka] arguably in the form of his lifeMark Lawrenson, BBC

Posted: 27th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Dollar Crumbled

A pounding……

Posted: 27th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sheffield Rapist: Britain’s Josef Fritzl Is A Uniquely British Crime

HAVING been told that Josef Fritzl’s crimes could only happen in Austria, Ben Macintyre tells Times readers that the Sheffield man who made his two daughters pregnant 19 times – Britain’s Fritzl – is essentially a tale of Britishness.…

Posted: 27th, November 2008 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Call 118 118 For A Racist Gag Or Get One Free In The Daily Mail

THE Daily Mail abhors racism. So when it learnt that the 118 118 phone service was sending out racist jokes, it responded with fury:

THE OLD ONES ARE The BEST – Dwarf jokes. Irish jokes. Nothing’s off limits in this

Posted: 27th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Politics Spotter

Burke’s Corner on the Tory ghosts
Norfolk Blogger is Britissssshhhh
Cranmer Pix ‘n’ mix
Jon Craig on the New Labour parrot
Tory Diary is wasting police time
Taking Liberties on Andrew Lansley
Government Risks Itself
New Osborne Drugs Probe – …

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Daily Mirror Backs Conservative’s Slug Eating Campaign

BRIAN Reade, writing in the Mirror, says he “loves it when a Nice-But-Dim Tory reveals himself to be the kind of animal we always knew he was. One with the heart of a wolf and the brain of a

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Baby P And The Haut de la Garenne Connection

Baby P Watch: Baby P & The Haut de la Garenne children’s home, Jersey.

Polly Tonybee writes in the Guardian:

There will always be catastrophic failures, but one case blasted out of all proportion can undo years of good.

Posted: 27th, November 2008 | In: News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Robert Kilroy Silk Is Out

KILROY-Silk is out of the jungle.

Is Mallett the only one laughing?…

Posted: 26th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tom Cruise Wants Us to Yield To Suri

I have to say some of those paparazzi shots of my daughter are incredible. As a parent you protect your children but Suri is a very open and warm child and she will just wave to people on the street.

Posted: 26th, November 2008 | In: News | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Horror In India

NO reason:

Two suspected terrorists were killed and two were arrested hours after terror attacks in Mumbai that left at least 17 dead and over 50 injured, police and eyewitnesses said.Two terrorists were killed in a shootout near Chowpati

Posted: 26th, November 2008 | In: News | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Santa Is Dead To New York Mothers

ALTHOUSE notices:

“We Hate Your Kids, The Poors, The Panic of ’08, Journalismism, New York Times, The Rich.”
Tags on this Gawker post —
“The Infuriating New Face Of Poverty” — about a truly absurd NYT article headlined “To

Posted: 26th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Andrew Grant-Adamson On Local Newspapers

ANDREW Grant-Adamson looks at local newspapers:

The East Anglian Daily Times reached edition 42,330 today. Last week I delved back in the county records for 50 years to look for the day our village newsagents started their business (November 17,

Posted: 26th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown Is Terry Jones

Really……

Posted: 26th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Allow The BNP To Speak: Racism Is Not A Crime

THE BNP are hateful. But they must be allowed to speak:

As one who exchanged blows rather than opinions with the National Front in the 1980s, it gives me no pleasure to say this. But we ought to uphold the

Posted: 26th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Global Warming Killed David Bellamy

DAVID Bellamy used to be on the telly. Then he grow old. and so did his point of view:

It was in 1996 that I criticised wind farms while appearing on children’s program Blue Peter, and I also had an

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A Tribute To Rachel Riley’s Countdown Lottery Win

IN honour of Rachel Riley’s elevation to the Countdown teatime treat for the students, journalists, the institutionalised and the bedbound, a comic strip:…

Posted: 26th, November 2008 | In: News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The USS Barack Obama

ALL aboard the Obama……

Posted: 26th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0