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Gordon Brown’s Motto For Education

“WITHOUT Labour, nothing,” says Gordon Brown, words echoed by Brighton and Hove Grammar School.

We call for “Achievement beyond expectation” (Banksome School, Darlington). It is “Onwards and upwards” (Camden High School For Girls).

And do we not strive for “Excellence …

Posted: 1st, November 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


President 2008: Mike Huckabee’s Baptism Versus Mitt Romney’s Mormon

RUDY Giuliani could have a couple of problems on his hands.

While millionaire Mitt Romney buys his way to the White House on one side, the New York Sun points out that a dark horse social conservative has emerged on …

Posted: 30th, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (10) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Cameron Immigration Policy For Daleks

DAVID Cameron is addressing the Policy Exchange. And a contest. Can you guess the missing word as uttered by Julie Etchingham, a Sky TV news blonde? (It’s the Telegraph’s front-page news)

Cameron: “Some of the increase in population size results …

Posted: 30th, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


President 2008: Mitt Romney’s Iowan Jihad

IT’S an odd factor in the polemics of the 2008 presidential campaign so far, but according to the Wall Street Journal a clear gap has opened up between Republicans and Democrats in one area–use of the I-word.

Candidates of both …

Posted: 29th, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Boris Johnson: Petronella Wyatt Dares To Meet…

“IN bed with ‘ze world’s sexiest chef’ Jean Christophe Novelli,” writes the Mail. “Champagne, come-hither eyes and that knee-weakening accent. Could any girl resist the oh-so dishy Jean Christophe Novelli? The Mail’s Petronella Wyatt does her best – but with …

Posted: 27th, October 2007 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nick Clegg Gets McCann’s Spin Doctor

NICK Clegg’s chances of winning the Liberal Democrat leadership are 4-9. He is the favourite.

This might be to do with his policies, or the fact that he is the most recognisable leading Liberal Democrat, albeit one often recognised as …

Posted: 26th, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


President 2008: Mitt Romney Moves On Abortion

IS America ready for a Mormon president?

Massachusetts Governor and Mormon Mitt Romney is entering the final stretch of the Republican primary race in a strong position.

Romney, a millionaire venture capitalist with a net worth of around $200 million, …

Posted: 25th, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


President 2008: Rudy Giuliani Sox Barack Obama And John McCain

IT’S the flip flop to end all flip flops -if you’re a baseball fan in New York.

One of the city’s best-known Yankees fans, Rudy Giuliani, told a New Hampshire crowd yesterday that he’s supporting the hated Red Sox in …

Posted: 24th, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hill And Bill Clinton’s Great Romance

SAYS Hillary Clinton in Essence magazine on the matter of husband Bill: “Oh he’s so romantic. He’s always bringing me back things from his trips.

“He brought me a giant wooden giraffe from Africa. Oh, he bought me this watch. …

Posted: 24th, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


President 2008: Republicans Attack Hillary Clinton And Each Other

WITH less than three months to go before Americans decide which two candidates will square off in the Presidential election, all eyes are fixed on the Republicans.

It’s not that Hillary Clinton’s Democratic nomination is assured. It’s just the race …

Posted: 23rd, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hillary Clinton Socks It To Pets

HILLARY Clinton used Socks, the White House cat, to show that “chilly” Hillary had a “caring, maternal side”. And then…

Says the Times: “Clinton’s treatment of Socks cuts to the heart of the questions about her candidacy. Is she too …

Posted: 21st, October 2007 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Love Is Nicolas Sarkozy And…

THE Sunday Times sees “French tongues wag” as Nicolas Sarkozy separates from Cécilia, his glamorous wife, and plays the field.

As reported: “He was seen frolicking in a Paris nightclub recently with friends, among them Maud Fontenoy, an attractive yachts-woman …

Posted: 21st, October 2007 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown Under Attack: The Sun’s Call To Arms

NO small polemic in the Sun where the lead cartoon illustrates the nations Armed Forces rising up and killing Gordon Brown.

An RAF fighter pilot spots Brown’s plane and screams: “Gordon Brown at 6 o’clock… On his way to sell …

Posted: 19th, October 2007 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (10) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


I Was There When Gordon Brown Signed The EU Treaty

“10 MYTHS ABOUT THE EU TREATY,” announces the Independent’s front page. “FOR TRUTH ABOUT THE EU TREATY, SEE PAGES 2 &3.”

It takes a brave newspaper to begin with not one, not two but three pages of European newzzzzz…

The …

Posted: 18th, October 2007 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


President 2008: Hillary Clinton Is Ready For Action

RACE for the White House – Hillary Clinton is on:

America’s presidential hopefuls are using every trick in the book to get their message out. And it seems they’ve decided gimmicks and gags work far better than boring old party …

Posted: 17th, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Menzies Campbell Resigns: That Letter In Full

WRITES Menzies Campbell in his resignation letter – with notes (and in big print):

“When I was elected Leader of the Party in March 2006 I had three objectives.

Live long and prosper

First, to restore stability and purpose in

Posted: 15th, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Prime Minister’s Petitions: We The Undersigned…

“HE talks about a clamour for an election,” says Gordon Brown at Prime Minister’s Question Time, in response to David Cameron’s goading. “I looked at the Downing Street website this morning.

“Certainly there is a petition calling for an election. …

Posted: 13th, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Andy Burnham On Gordon Brown’s Marriage Of Convenience

DIZZY notes: I see the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Andy Burnham, has given an interview to the Daily Telegraph and basically said that the next step for the Government is too recognise marriage and civil partnership through the tax …

Posted: 13th, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Quote Of The Day: David Cameron Is Arnold Schwarzenegger

SAYS David Cameroan: “My wife said to me: ‘How are you going to explain to an American audience what sort of Conservative you are?’ I said: ‘I’ll say look at me and think of Arnold Schwarzenegger’.”

David’s wife Samantha closes …

Posted: 13th, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Biggest Boobs In Westminster: Jacqui Smith’s Knockers

JACQUI Smith, Home Secretary, has “hit out at male colleagues who ogle her cleavage (see all pictures) and “smutty journalists who obsess about her low-cut tops (see all pictures)”.

Sun readers know that a big chest equates to a big …

Posted: 12th, October 2007 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Greater (London) Boris Johnson Is Taken Back

BORIS Johnson is standing for London Mayor. He is MP for Henley, which in estate agent speak is to the west of Fulham.

Says Boris in his Telegraph column: “And I had a flashback, and I rememberer-London school…”

Boris is …

Posted: 11th, October 2007 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown Grimaces And Bears It: Bet On Him To Lose

“I COULD take you and show you one of our bottle banks,” says Bob Neill, a Tory MP at yesterday’s Prime Minister’s Question Time. Gordon Brown gulps.

David Cameron then invites Gordon Brown to “discover a bit of bottle”. Gordon …

Posted: 11th, October 2007 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Presidential Race 2008: Fred Thompson Enters Stage Right

PRESIDENTIAL hopeful and former TV star Fred Thompson survived yesterday’s Republican debate. But he failed to make a big enough dent to emerge as a strong contender for the Republican ticket. That title seems firmly attached to frontrunners Rudy Giuliani …

Posted: 10th, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown The Magpie: One For Sorrow

GORDON Brown’s pre-election, pre-budget, campaign report, as delivered by Alistair Darling, has been given the bird, namely the magpie.

The Mail calls Darling “MR MAGPIE” on its front page. The Times heralds “The Magpie budget” on its cover. The Telegraph …

Posted: 10th, October 2007 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


US President 2008: Hillary Clinton V Hillary Clinton

IS this the calm before the storm or have America’s journalists finally dozed off? Today’s papers are practically devoid of election coverage compared to weeks of late.

It could be a post Columbus Day hangover. Or the fact that everyone …

Posted: 9th, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0