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Sarah Brown And Gordon’s Breakfast Rolls Rip Off

bacon rolls Sarah Brown And Gordons Breakfast Rolls Rip OffSARAH Brown’s diary is being serialised in the Daily Mail. She wants to talk about her time living rent free in the middle of London with Gordon Brown. The Guardian writes:

A Stakhanovite prime minister might have thought the nation would pay for his bacon rolls when he was toiling on its behalf to steady the world’s economy.

Sarah Brown’s diary of life in No 10, serialised in the Daily Mail, shows that when her husband was at work, officials asked her to provide breakfast. She refused, saying the prime minister was not technically “at home”, and was later bemused to get a bill for 200 breakfasts they had provided.

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Posted: 21st, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Cameron Goes To Egypt: Photos

PRIME Minister David Cameron has become the first “world leader” to visit a post-Mubarak Egypt. Democracy in Egypt has not arrived. It’s just Dave. He’s in town to talk about kettling…

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British Prime Minister David Cameron meets with Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said at his palace in Muscat the capital of Oman.

Posted: 21st, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gaddafi Murders More Than He Killed At Lockerbie: Who Speaks For Them?

libya deal2 Gaddafi Murders More Than He Killed At Lockerbie: Who Speaks For Them? COLONEL Gaddafi has ordered his own people to be murdered. The reports are of more than 300 dead. The world is outraged. But that number is not far off the 270 murdered in the Lockerbie bombing. Is the world still outraged by that? Are our political elite still demanding action on that?

On 21 December 1988, Pan Am flight 103 was blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland. Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi was head of security for Libyan Arab Airlines. In 2001, he was sentenced at a Scottish court sitting in a disused US air base, Camp Zeist, in the Netherlands.

Libya admitted responsibility and paid compensation to the victims. Al-Megrahi said he was innocent. But his appeal was never heard. He dropped it.

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Posted: 21st, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


British Government Helps Gaddafi Murder His People: Blood On The Sand

Saif Gaddafi 300x180 British Government Helps Gaddafi Murder His People: Blood On The SandLIBYA: This is today’s AFP/Getty picture in yet another brilliant Guardian piece on the Libya uprisings.

This is Saif al-Islam Gaddafi (The Sword of Islam) on Libya’s state television station. He says civil war is close unless order is restored. He’s wrong of course. When 250 people are murdered by State troops it has gone beyond a civil disturbance.

Muammar Gaddafi’s son was on the box to defend his father’s 41-year rule of Libya as protests spread to the capital Tripoli following the bloody and terrifying murders of protesters in Benghazi. The death toll is thought to be over 250.

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Posted: 21st, February 2011 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bahrain Royal Family Orders Army To Shoot The People: Army Obeys (Video)

charles bahrain 300x227 Bahrain Royal Family Orders Army To Shoot The People: Army Obeys (Video)BAHRAIN: The ruling Royal Family has ordered the Army to shoot protesters. The Army has obeyed. Prince Charles visited the place in 2007. Here’s what one report had to say:

The state’s ruling Al-Khalifa family have been in power since 1783 and their relaxed and informal nature is said to make them a favourite of Britain’s royal family.

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Posted: 20th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Cameron’s Big Society Is Real: Kevin Spacey’s Bumper Sticker Proves It

big society1 David Camerons Big Society Is Real: Kevin Spaceys Bumper Sticker Proves It SO. There was David Cameron using his position as Chief Big Society to sidle up to Kevin Spacey, artistic director of The Old Vic, and hand him a Big Society Award outside No 10 Downing Street. The actual award looks designed to be stuck to the bumper of a car.

Perhaps that’s what the Big Society (BS) is – a slogan to follow.

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Posted: 18th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Justin Bieber Fails To Show At Kim Jong Il’s Birthday Party

 Justin Bieber Fails To Show At Kim Jong Ils Birthday PartyKIM Jong Il has yet to declare war on Justin Bieber for the singing foetus’s slight on his country. And No. 1 Kim is not letting it spoil his birthday. He’s got his party hat on.  He’s opening his gift.

Russian mascot Dmitri Medvedev, has sent him this message:

Respected Your Excellency Kim Jong Il,

I congratulate you on your birthday.

I believe that you would make contribution to strengthening and developing the traditional Russia-DPRK good-neighborly relations at the responsible post of chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission in the future, too.

I wish you good health and success in your important and responsible work.

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Posted: 17th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Cameron’s Big Society BS Meets Small Minded Muslims In East London

david cameron2 David Camerons Big Society BS Meets Small Minded Muslims In East LondonDAVID Cameron’s been at Toynbee Hall to make a speech on welfare reform. Dave humbly calls it “the most ambitious, fundamental and radical changes to the welfare system” since it was created.

It might be part of Dave’s Big Society. But no-one understands what Big Society means, least of all Dave who says it’s his “mission in politics”. When you’re mission is a vague mish-mash of cloudy bollocks, achieving it may be possible or impossible. The bollocks may even be the mission.

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Posted: 17th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How Fox News Faked The Report To Make Ron Paul Look Bad

TIME for a bit of TV news fakery. YouTube user SaveOurSovereignty3 noticed that when Texas Congressman Ron Paul defeated mainstream Republican Mitt Romney in the CPAC straw poll 2011, Fox News reported the booing that followed the announcement of his name. Only, the TV people used film of people booing at the 2010 event.

Posted: 17th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Francis Maude Does Volunteering With A Capital V

FRANCIS Maude is the Cabinet Minister who will now tell you all about the Big Society, and how volunterring with a Big V is not the same as volunteering with a little v.

Big Society is not an easy buzz phrase that means sod all. Really. Or as Francis, might have it, “really”…

Posted: 16th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Larry The Downing Street LolCat

LARRY the new Downing Street cat is the Governments Lol Cat looking for vermin…

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'Larry', the new Downing Street cat, on the stairs after arriving at 10 Downing Street, London.

Posted: 16th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Syria Jails Blogger Tal al-Molouhi: Arab Castle Built On A Dungeon Of Human Suffering

tal syria Syria Jails Blogger Tal al Molouhi: Arab Castle Built On A Dungeon Of Human Suffering IN Syria – the place George Galloway says represents the last castle of the Arab dignity and the Arab rights” – 19-year-old blogger Tal al-Molouhi has been jailed for five years. Her crime? Revealing information to a foreign country.

Molouhi was charged with “revealing information that should remain hushed to a foreign country“.

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Posted: 15th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Larry Is The New Downing Street Cat: The Vermin Are Doomed

larry downing street cat Larry Is The New Downing Street Cat: The Vermin Are DoomedAND the new Downing Street cat to catch the rats is… Larry, of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

Larry may look pretty tame but voters should be assured that he is a vermin-sniffer of the highest order….

Posted: 15th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


On Libya’s Day Of Rage Gaddafi Will Hide Behind Israel

gadafi mubarak On Libyas Day Of Rage Gaddafi Will Hide Behind IsraelTHE Libyan Day of Rage will take place on 17 February. Muammar Gaddafi gears up for the protests modeled on events in Tunisia and Egypt by trying to deflect any protest away from himself. He wants Muslims to fight the West:

Gaddafi also issued a call for Islamic nations to join its strength against the Western powers and said that the world is split into white – a reference to the United States and Europe and their allies – and green – a reference to the Muslim world.

He said that white has decided to get rid of the color green and that these countries must unite against the White because all of them white, he said is the enemy of Islam.

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Posted: 14th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Thilo Sarrazin Speaks At The LSE: A Hot-Bed Of Anti-Semitism?

LSE Thilo Sarrazin Speaks At The LSE: A Hot Bed Of Anti Semitism?THE LSE has invited German banker Thilo Sarrazin to address the University’s German society.

Herr Sarrazin is the banker who flogged his book (Deutschland schafft sich ab – Germany Does Away With Itself) by saying that Muslims are “dunces“. He then added:

“All Jews share a certain gene. Basques have particular genes, that distinguishes them from others.”

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Posted: 14th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Indian Minister Reads Portuguese Foreign Minister’s Speech: This Is The Future Of Democracy

krishna UN Indian Minister Reads Portuguese Foreign Ministers Speech: This Is The Future Of DemocracyIN this video, India’s External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will spend three minutes reading out wrong speech to the UN Security Council meeting. Mr Kirshna will read out a speech created for Portuguese Foreign Minister Luis Amado.

Anorak approves. This is how all diplomacy should be conducted. You toss the speeches into the air, everyone pulls one out and thus takes turns at being the bad guy or the good guy.

What relief it would be for Ahmadinejad to talk about his support for Brazil’s National Thong Day; for Barack Obama to actually be a Muslim leader for a while, say of Syria, and call for the leader of the Opposition to be shot in the face; and who would not pay good money to hear David Cameron demand that Australia be a Republic and free of Pommy bastards?

Spotter: Sify

Posted: 14th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Egypt Sticks Up Two Fingers To Tony Blair And Peace

egypt4 Egypt Sticks Up Two Fingers To Tony Blair And PeaceEGYPT: Tony Blair goes on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show. He wants us to know that we must avoid “hysteria” about the Muslim Brotherhood. And:

“Despite all those challenges, this is a moment when the whole of the Middle East could pivot and face towards change and modernisation and democracy and that would be a huge benefit for all of us.”

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Posted: 13th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Obama And Other Idiots Suck Up To Racist Muslim Brotherhood: Photos

THERE are people in Trafalgar Square talking about solidarity with Egypt. One man holds up a sign says “Freedom For Palestine”. From what: Hamas or Hezbollah? Maybe both. You can take your pick of all manner of nutters in the Middle East you’d like to be free of. Maybe the Free Palestinians can wave in the Muslim Brotherhood, who are all for a free Palestine: one free of anyone who disagrees with fundamentalist Islam.

As for Egypt’s freedom… Well, what comes next? They are free of Mubarak. Are they free of the US? No. Not yet. Maybe. Obama is vacillating: Obama’s Director of National Intelligence James Clapper tells the House Intelligence Committee that the Muslim Brotherhood is “largely secular“.

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Posted: 12th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


What John Hirst Taught Us About Our Pathetic Leaders

John Hirst smokes a spliff What John Hirst Taught Us About Our Pathetic Leaders THAT John Hirst is a murdering racist is matter of public record. But can we at least admire his achievement in getting out MPs to face the problem with European laws? The European Court of Human Rights agreed with Hirst that banning prisoners from voting was wrong. The big debate ensues: should all prisoners, whatever their crime, be banned from voting?

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Posted: 12th, February 2011 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Helmut Hertz Has Words Of Caution For Harry Baals

harry baals Helmut Hertz Has Words Of Caution For Harry BaalsHARRY Baals is huge in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The new game in town is to say Harry Baals as often as possible. When Harry Baals was mayor it was easy to say Harry Baals. But now you need to build a Government centre to get Harry Baals back into your daily chat.

The city already has Harry Baals Drive. And the people want a Harry Baals centre. Democracy counts. Although the perky newsreader says that just because Baals gets the most votes it means nothing. This is why Saddam Hussein got into power. It was either him or the German-born academic Helmut Hertz. Democracy died a little that day…

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Posted: 11th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mubarak Moves To Florida, His Kids Move To London And Mohammed Al Fayed Heads To Egypt

al fayed Mubarak Moves To Florida, His Kids Move To London And Mohammed Al Fayed Heads To EgyptHOSNI Mubarak is no longer President of Egypt. He can finally retire to Florida. His kids can now live permanently in South Kensington. Mohamed Al Fayed is free to be the country’s new Pharaoh.

Says the BBC:

Protesters responded by cheering, waving flags, embracing and sounding car horns. “The people have brought down the regime,” they chanted.

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Posted: 11th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Barack Obama Is Freedom For Lunch: Open Sesame, Egypt

BARACK Obama is free for lunch:

TUESDAY
Hummus, falafel, tabouli, yogurt ayran

On Tuesday we say “open sesame” to the delicious healthy cuisine of our peace-loving friends in the Middle East. That exciting region has been in the news a lot recently, especially Egypt. This week we learned that ancient land is much more than just pyramids and mummies – it’s also a place where people get disappointed when they lose their internet connection. While you are enjoying lunch, talk with your friends about Egyptian current events. Who are the ‘good guys’? Who are the ‘bad guys’? What should I do? When you have an answer, write an essay and send it to me. You might win an all- expense-paid diplomacy trip with my State Department team!

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Posted: 11th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Egypt: Wael Ghonim, The Muslim Brotherhood And A Beyond Parody Galloway

WAEL Ghonim Egypt: Wael Ghonim, The Muslim Brotherhood And A Beyond Parody GallowayWAEL Ghonim is not only famous for being named after a Lulu Shout – he’s also the popular face of the protest in Egypt. The protests in Egypt have been leading the news agenda for days. Nothing is certain other than that the protests are a big news event.

On the TV, Western commentators arrive on camera to talk about Egypt and the will of the people.

Fox News knows:

A senior Egyptian official confirms to Fox News that President Hosni Mubarak will step down shortly and transfer authority to the Egyptian Higher Council of the Armed Forces as Egypt’s state TV says Mubarak will address the nation Thursday evening.

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Posted: 11th, February 2011 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


EU Vice President Calls For EU To Be Scrapped

eu parliament EU Vice President Calls For EU To Be Scrapped

EU Assembly’s vice president says that the EU should be scrapped because it costs too much.

Well, thats what the headline in the Daily Telegraph says…

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Posted: 11th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


President Hosni Mubarak Stays: Egypt Holidaymakers Don’t Care

egypt President Hosni Mubarak Stays: Egypt Holidaymakers Dont CareTO Egyptian, where President Hosni Mubarak is till President President Hosni Mubarak. He won’t run for re-re-re (etc.) election in September but he will stay on until then.

Vice President Omar Suleiman – aka Ama Sillyman  - is backing the Pres.

The Guardian’s Matt Wells reports:

There is a feeling that people want to get on the move now. I can hear this chant: “We’ll go to the palace and tear him out.”

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Posted: 10th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (21) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0