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British spite rules! The grotesque Garden Bridge is dead

Hurrah! Boris Johnson’s vulgar Garden Bridge will not happen. Londoners should rejoice that this corporate carbuncle is dead. But not everyone is pleased. The Times  says the Garden Bridge over the River Thames was “killed off by ‘spiteful’ mayor at

Posted: 15th, August 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The apogee of identity politics: Lorde blames all whites for Nazis

Lorde, the singer, wants to school you in history, Nazis and race. She’s surveyed the carnage in Charlottesville, and now seeks to apologise for all whites:

 

Lorde Nazi

 

Good Lorde. We hear you.

Sorry about ‘The Few’, the French /

Posted: 15th, August 2017 | In: Celebrities, Google News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bill Baxley shames Trump: Alabama Attorney General tells the KKK to ‘kiss my ass’

President Donald Trump’s reaction to the death of Heather Heyer, 32, was lamentable, and to his many detractors illuminating. Heather Heyer, 32, from Charlottesville, was killed as Nazis, the KKK and other white supremacists clashed with counter-protestors in the city.

Posted: 14th, August 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit: Irony overload as Remainers create Democrats Party to defy will of the people

Posted: 13th, August 2017 | In: Google News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Donald Trump vows to hit North Korea with ‘Fire and Furry’

Last Wednesday’s Kennebec Journal featured a terrible threat to North Korea: “Trump warns of ‘fire and furry'”. Furry what?

 

 

Wednesday’s front page. —Kennebec Journal via Twitter

 

Journal  city editor Susan Cover regret the error: “Our normally rigorous headline-proofing protocols broke down. We’re reviewing them

Posted: 11th, August 2017 | In: News, Politicians, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Diane Abbott trolls Theresa May with ‘made-up’ quote about curbing lesbians

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott tweets “More on Theresa May’s thoughts on LGBT rights”.

 

diane abbott More on Theresa May's thoughts on LGBT rights

 

According to Abbott, May once said:

“Curbing the promotion of lesbians in Merton’s schools starts with girls having male role models in their lives.”

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


Reject new trolling laws: free speech means being free to lampoon and abuse MPs

British politicians have been subjected to a wave “of racism, sexism and homophobia” on social media, spiking during the General Election. Not all of it is satirical lampooning of our elected and unelected representatives. A fair amount of it is

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


Americans are banned from visiting North Korea

Best hurry up with that romantic break to North Korea. Donald Trump has alerted American tourists to the risk of “long-term detention” in Mr Kim’s dystopia. You might argue that being locked up in North Korea is akin to getting

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


Donald Trump pretends he can’t speak Japanese as Akie Abe forgets her English

 

You know how it is: you’re sat next to some awful bore at a dinner party. Donald Trump feels your pain. The New York Times  spots him sat alongside the interminably dull Akie Abe, wife of Japan Prime Minister

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


Top Secret files reveals how Churchill saved Britain’s Nazi King

Biarritz, France. 1951. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor are pictured at their villa.

 

Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower didn’t want us to know about King Edward VIII’s plans for peace with Adolf Hitler and Nazis. Papers released by The National Archives considered too difficult, too sensitive ” include a 1953 “top

Posted: 21st, July 2017 | In: Google News, Politicians, Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Trump on Macron: ‘he does love holding my hand’

When Donald Trump met Emmanuel Macron, the two Presidents engaged in a handshake that looked like the start of a new off-the-wall buddy movie. Happily, the two men disentangled and now Trump

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Posted: 20th, July 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Politician sues god for failed promotion

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Life imitates Billy Connolly movies in India. If you hire the priest to perform the service then the service must be done. Or else:

An MLA, who belongs to the ruling party in Telangana, paid Rs 50 lakh to

Posted: 17th, July 2017 | In: Money, Politicians, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Donald Trump’s Mexico wall will be higher than a man on 60 pounds of marijuana

Donald Trump was the wall between Mexico and the USA to be made of glass, or Sellotape or whatever it is they spray of ageing A-listers faces to keep the skin tight. “One of the things with the wall is

Posted: 16th, July 2017 | In: Google News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The G20-riots bicycle guy

So who was the bloke with the bicycle at the G20-Riots?

Queer Anarchism has the low down:

60 year old historian Martin Buehler (who is a member of  the press  , I do not identify activists without consent) ‘photobombed’ a

Posted: 16th, July 2017 | In: News, Politicians, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Sunday Sport’s absurd Brexit parody will jump start your sex drive

The Sunday Sport’s take on the Brexit negotiations is a cracker:

 

Brexit sunday sport

 

The filth keeps on coming:

 

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Posted: 16th, July 2017 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The weirdest Donald Trump handshake battle yet

When Donald Trump met Emmanuel Macron in Paris, France, the handshake battle was weird and intense:

When will someone just get

Posted: 14th, July 2017 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are not talking to one another

When Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn sat side by side for an address by Spain’s King Felipe as part of the regent and Queen Letizia UK state visit, the leaders of the country’s two biggest political parties didn’t appear to

Posted: 12th, July 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jeremy Corbyn only wants a little peace (of pizza) and genocide denial

Jeremy Corbyn has been “enjoying pizza” with a man who supports “Syrian dictator” Bashar Assad. The Sun has spotted Corbyn eating, nay “scoffing” with “pro-Russian journalist Marcus Papadopoulos”. One Washington newspaper calls Papadopoulos a “Russian agent”.

 

Marcus Papadopoulos corbyn pizza

 

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Posted: 12th, July 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Google News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Labour Hunt Tory MP Ann Marie Morris for making remarks she doesn’t agree with

Ann Marie Morris is proof the Tories are “still nasty”, says The National . Ann Marie Morris is proof that the Conservatives are “in chaos”, says the Mirror . Ann Marie Morris is front-page news. She’s the Conservative MP for

Posted: 11th, July 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


George Osborne: me and useless Theresa May by Andrew Mitchell

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In the Evening Standard , the London freesheet, news has moved on from a cat stuck up a tree in Neasden and bar openings to matters of national importance. There’s no time for investigations into local councils, social housing

Posted: 10th, July 2017 | In: Google News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Angela Merkel rolls her eyes as Putin explains how things work (gif)

When Angela Merkel met Putin at the latest G20 bunfight, the Russian leader raised his hand like the teacher he is, lowered his gaze as one

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Posted: 8th, July 2017 | In: Gifs, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Corbyn fans issue ultimatum to Luciana Berger

Tough times for Labour MP Luciana Berger. The Liverpool Wavertree CLP is now run by Jeremy Corbyn loyalists. One of their number, Roy Bentham, has warning for Berger:

“Luciana needs to get on board quite quickly now. She will

Posted: 7th, July 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


CNN v HansAssholeSolo: Trump’s Reddit meme tweet exposes the old media’s thin skin

trump cnn meme When Donald Trump tweeted a meme made by Reddit user  HansAssholeSolo , CNN were upset. The meme was a mash-up of footage of Trump wrestling WWE CEO Vince McMahon to the deck in 2007 altered so that McMahon’s face was

Posted: 6th, July 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jacob Rees-Mogg hails new son Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher

To man -of-the-people the man with the commonest of common touches Jacob Rees-Mogg a

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Posted: 5th, July 2017 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Donald Trump buttplug to ‘Putin your butt’

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With this Donald Trump buttplug you can shove the President where the sun doesn’t shine. Etsy shop  Lovecrafters Toys  is selling the Donald Trump buttplug “the

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Posted: 5th, July 2017 | In: Politicians, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0