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Keith Vaz: Vazeline sex, Paris Brown and a casualty of Modern Warfare 2

Keith Vaz MP is riding high on the news cycle. The Sunday Mirror has news on the Labour politician. It’s a story of sex, drugs and power. By way of a titter, the BBC notes: ‘Mr Vaz has been referred … READ ON

Posted: 4th, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daniel Ratcliffe regrets the error: Seamus Milne is away and Jeremy Corbyn might not be magic

The big question is: does Harry Potter like Jerrmy Corbyn? The Guardian says he does:

Daniel Radcliffe has endorsed Jeremy Corbyn for leader of the Labour party, saying the veteran leftwinger’s sincerity won him over. The Harry Potter star told

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Posted: 4th, September 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jeremy Corbyn, Press TV and a ‘mere £20,000’ filthy lucre

Jeremy Corbyn has appeared on Press TV five times. Press TV is the Iranian regime’s propaganda channel. It used to be broadcast in the UK but it was banned “for its role in filming the tortured forced-confession of Iranian liberal … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, September 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


North Korea uses anti-aircraft gun to execute man who fell asleep as the leader spoke

North Korea finds a use for its vast haul of bullets:

Two senior North Korean officials were executed with an anti-aircraft gun in early August on the orders of Kim Jong-un, South Korea’s JoongAng Ilbo newspaper reported, citing people it

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Posted: 30th, August 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


#traingate: Jeremy Corbyn and The Canary sing for an Aisle Free airline

On The Canary website, monocular readers can study Jeremy Corby’s responses to #traingate. “Corbyn delivers a brutal message to Richard Branson after the Traingate smear falls apart [VIDEO],” thunders one headline. The apparent “smear” being that Corbyn was misrepresented when … READ ON

Posted: 25th, August 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shami Chakrabarti: ‘There are no empty seats on Jeremy Corbyn’s Virgin train’

Virgin Trains says Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was mistaken when he complained about a “completely ram-packed” journey. In his video lament, Corbyn is sat on the floor between carriages.

Virgin has released CCTV images which appear to show Corbyn walking … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Austria’s foreign minister wants refugees to work for one euro an hour

Can you force refugees to work for the State? Surely not. The Mail looks to Austria:

Austria could be set to force refugees to do menial work for 87p an hour – or risk losing state handouts from the government.

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Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


EU and Brexit politicians row over who won the Olympics

MP Heather Wheeler, assistant whip in Theresa May’s government, bigs it up for Great Britain’s post-Brexit Olympians.

 

Heather MP Olympic medals

 

Or as the European Union put it:

 

Olympic medals

 

Dod the British cheer for Australian swimmers? Do Belgian root for German … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


UKIP’s Lisa Duffy rises above the trolls

Can we offer a word of praise for Lisa Duffy, the unlovely would-be UKIP leader? The HuffPost says Dear Lisa is being mocked on the web.

The candidate with the most momentum seems to Lisa Duffy, who has secured

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Posted: 16th, August 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Screening Donald Trump turns into Violet Elizabeth Bott

 

Donald Trump will screen and screen until America, the enemy and every one is sick.

He reminds us of Violet Elizabeth Bott, the spoilt nightmare in Just William books. She wants to get her own way, too. She will … READ ON

Posted: 16th, August 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Get in the sea, twitter’ orders Labour MP Thangam Debbonaire

There are no jokes. there are only comments. The Telegraph reports:

A student at the University of Bristol has faced disciplinary procedures after telling Labour MP Thangam Debbonaire to “get in the sea” on Twitter.

No way. Get in the … READ ON

Posted: 15th, August 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Policy Exchange Übermensch want British people barcoded

Policy Exchange sound like a revolting bunch. The Guardian reports on their plans to bran you all with a barcode:

British people should be given a “unique person number” to help the government keep track of the population following the

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Posted: 8th, August 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jews problem solved: There is no antisemitism in the Labour Party says Labour peer Shami Chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti tells us there is no anti-semitism in the Labour Party. Thanks to Shami Chakrabarti, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn can rest easy in the knowledge that he and his party do not acquiesce to antisemitism.

Shami Chakrabarti  joined … READ ON

Posted: 5th, August 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comments (6) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Democrat convention: woman catches fire stomping on burning US Flag

Meanwhile…at the Democrat Party’s convention, a woman stomping on a burning US flag caught fire.

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Posted: 2nd, August 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


16% of Hispanic voters would vote for Harambe over Clinton and Trump

Public Policy Polling finds that 5 percent of US voters would vote for Harambe if the dead gorilla stood to be President of the United States. Among Hispanic voters, the figure rises to 16%.

president Harmabe

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Posted: 31st, July 2016 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jeremy Corbyn flying pig news: ‘Labour can win snap General election under my leadership’

The Guardian creates the world-class clickbait headline: “Jeremy Corbyn: Labour could win snap general election.”

But wait a moment. Did Corbyn actually says it? Does he think Labour can win the General Election?

The Conservative government has had “a field

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Posted: 30th, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit: trawling for racism proves prejudice against the white working class

The Indy has news that Britain is in the grip of an explosion of post-Brexit race crimes.

 

Brexit racism

 

The website “reveals: the “shocking scale of racist hate since the Brexit vote”. After “painstaking” research, the Indy found … READ ON

Posted: 29th, July 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comments (8) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit: 98% of Daily Express reders want Article 50 triggered – 2% want Princess Diana return

The Daily Express brings news of a new poll: “98 per cent say NO to EU deal.”

Brexit daily express

 

98% of whom?

A NEW Daily Express online poll has revealed that 98 per cent of respondents…

So 98% of people who … READ ON

Posted: 26th, July 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vote for Melania Trump and reject the Clintons’ model marriage

donald-trump-attack-hairMelania Trump is riding high on the news cycle. The critics says she’s a bit thick, unable even to speak for herself and is no way a role model. The New York Times doesn’t much like Melania:

The qualities Mr.

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Posted: 22nd, July 2016 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Plagiarism balls: Melania Trump is Joe Biden with better hair

So Melania Trump, wife of could-be US President Donald Trump, plagiarised words used by Michelle Obama, wife to current US President Barack Obama, in a speech to believers. Salon is outraged:

Yes, plagiarism is a big deal: Melania Trump’s stolen

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Posted: 20th, July 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 16th, July 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment (1) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 14th, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments 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.ukREAD ON

Posted: 12th, July 2016 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 11th, July 2016 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 9th, July 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0