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That Global Warming Policy Foundation letter to the BBC: the ‘notorious seminar’ of 2006

IS the BBC biased in its reporting of global warming? The Global Warming Policy Foundation has written a litter to the BBC’s new Director-General, Lord Hall. It’s from Lord Lawson (Conservative), Lord Donoughue (Labour) and Baroness Nicholson (Liberal Democrat), the three Trustees of the all-Party and non-Party Global Warming Policy Foundation.

Over many years, the BBC’s treatment of climate change issues has been marked by bias, ignorance, credulity and – in the latest episode – unwarranted concealment. The behaviour of the Corporation throughout has failed to measure up to professional standards.

In their letter to Lord Hall, the GWPF Trustees have asked the Director-General Designate also to reconsider the implications of the controversial global warming seminar held in 2006 which has shaped BBC policy on climate-related issues ever since.

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Posted: 17th, December 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre: Mike Huckabee blames removal of ‘God from schools’

SANDY Hook Elementary School massacre: former Arkansas governor and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee see God. He tells Fox News:

“Ultimately, you can take away every gun in America and somebody will use a bomb. When somebody has an intent to do incredible damage, they’re going to find a way to do it… People will want to pass new laws, but unless you change people’s hearts, they’re our transition to the pastor side. This is a heart issue, it’s not something, laws don’t change this kind of thing.”

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Posted: 15th, December 2012 | In: Politicians | Comments (3)


Margaret Moran gets away with: thieving MP dodges jail

MARGARET Moran is 57. She looks 87. Before she was nicked for fiddling her expenses – aka stealing £53,000 from the taxpayer – the woman who was MP for Luton for 13 years looked a lot younger. Nowadays we only ever see her dressed in a big, ugly coat, granny hat and sniffing into a paper tissue.

We saw her in that new look as she went into Southwark Crown Court. The now former Labour MP, Margaret Moran, has been given a two-year supervision and treatment order. No prison.

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Posted: 14th, December 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)


Words of thanks to Maria Miller and the heroic Joanna Hindley

MARIA Miller proves that politicians apply pressure on the media. Miller is the Conservative MP for Basingstoke and Culture Secretary being investigated for claiming over £90,000 expenses for a second home where her parents live. She says she’s done nothing wrong. Indeed, far from it. She has done us all a favour. She has shown everyone that the press are not the sole aggressors. She has shown that politicians can be deceiving and work to squash the facts.

Or, rather, her aide Joanna Hindley has, reportedly. When a Daily Telegraph started asking about Miller’s expenses, they were warned off.

“When a reporter approached Mrs Miller’s office last Thursday, her special adviser, Joanna Hindley, pointed out that the Editor of The Telegraph was involved in meetings with the Prime Minister and the Culture Secretary over implementing the recommendations made by Lord Justice Leveson. Maria has obviously been having quite a lot of editors’ meetings around Leveson at the moment. So I am just going to kind of flag up that connection for you to think about,” said Miss Hindley.

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Posted: 13th, December 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)


David Cameron’s secret daughter linked to Will Young

DAVID Cameron opens his little mouth and emits a high pitch whine. He’s seen the X Factor. He sees the reporters. He tells them that he voted for Will Young on the X Factor “because my daughter made me”.

Has he got another daughter, other than the one he once left in a pub?

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Posted: 11th, December 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)


The trial of Aberdeen’s Renee Slater, formerly Ron, for entering dummy Helena Torry in election

RENEE Slater is accused of registering a dummy named Helena Torry to stand in the Aberdeen City Council elections. She’s been arrested under the Representation of the People Act.

So. Will Helena Torry stand in city’s Airyhall, Broomhill and Garthdee constituency? No.

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Posted: 10th, December 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


Fox News Fail in Obama attack: misspells ‘illiterate’

FOX Nation attacks Obama in North Carolina. And misspells “illiterate”:

 

Posted: 7th, December 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


Australian PM issues zombie warning

AUSTRALIA’S prime minister, Julia Gillard, has announced the apocalypse in a video posted on YouTube. No, this isn’t someone impersonating her. This is a real world leader, telling us that zombies are on the way.

Of course, she’s not serious because zombies don’t exist. However, it is really good and is going viral as we speak.

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Posted: 7th, December 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


Ed Balls says Ed Miliband took a few minutes to read the 1,987-page Leveson Report in full

HOW politics works: Ed Miliband v Ed Balls:

When Lord Justice Leveson moved to shackle free speech with his report, Ed Miliband told the House of Commons:

“Lord Justice Leveson’s proposals…should be accepted in their entirety.”

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Posted: 7th, December 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


Hurrah for Kelvin MacKenzie the Southern Party ponce unafraid to be recognised as a tabloid hero

KELVIN MacKenzie is a one-man circus. The Sun should bring back its former editor. He know how to rile and get a noticed. Kelvin saus he want to create “The Southern Party”. It will stand up for the “overtaxed and over-burdened” Southerners. He advocates Home Rule for England’s South:

As a standalone entity, the people of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and London are 18th in the global GDP league, just ahead of Indonesia and just behind Turkey. If you took this region out of the UK economy, it would be called Ethiopia.

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Posted: 5th, December 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


Why did Norfolk Council leader Keith Johnson kill himself and his wife?

THE BBC reports that Keith Johnson, 58, leader of North Norfolk District Council, murdered his wife Andrea, 44, and then shot himself at their home in Compit Hills, Cromer.

Mr Johnson was once mayor of Cromer. He became Conservative leader of North Norfolk District Council in May 2012.

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Posted: 3rd, December 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


Sarah Champion takes Rotherham for Labour: tired parents lose

THE new MP for Rotherham is Sarah Champion. The Labour Party has held the seat. UKIP came second. As we know a vote for UKIP in the Labour controlled town is a vote for an extended holiday from your children. Many tried to force the break. But, alas, the plot failed. So. Champion replaces disgraced Denis MacShane (he fiddled his expenses) as the Labour leader.

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Posted: 30th, November 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


The Daily Mail wants us to admire 14-year-old Malia Obama’s figure

 THE Daily Mail continues its obsession with gawping at underage teenage girls by commenting on Malia Obama, 14:

Mommy’s girl grown up: How Malia Obama has blossomed from an awkward teen to America’s next style icon as she follows in the First Lady’s footsteps

Looking every bit as poised and elegant as her mother, the long-limbed first daughter has taken the awkward out of adolescence with ease.

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Posted: 28th, November 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


David Cameron donates signed photo to Yorkshire dementia raffle

PUNTERS entering a raffle at Yorkshire’s Tea Cosy dementia cafe can win a signed photo of David Cameron. Use Dave as a plate, resting your toffee bun on his toffee nose. Stick Dave’s face onto a dog’s chew toy and hear him squeak and squeak as the pressure gets cranked up and his voice rises like a boy soprano having his fingers repeatedly slammed by a wooden desk lid.

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Posted: 28th, November 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


Self-serving police say Rochdale MP Cyril Smith was a predatory paedophile – maybe

DID former Labour councillor and Liberal MP for Rochdale Cyril Smith abuse underage males? Well, he’s dead. We can’t ask him. The police did ask but have – ahem – lost the files. Manchester police says there is “overwhelming evidence” Smith is guilty of sexually abusing boys in care homes. So. Why didn’t they charge him? Why did Smith, secretary of the Rochdale Hostel for Boys Association, get away with it?

Why didn’t the Crown Prosecution Service prosecute. In 1970, the DPP said “the characters of some of these young men would be likely to render their evidence suspect”.

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Posted: 27th, November 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)


Nappy sniffing Michael Gove agrees and disagrees with Rotherham council’s UKIP purge

MICHAEL Gove, the nappy sniffing MP for Surrey Heath and Secretary of State for Education says:

“I firmly believe more children should be taken into care more quickly and that too many children are allowed to stay too long with parents whose behaviour is unacceptable. I want social workers to be more assertive” – Michael Gove, 16 November 2012.

“It is entirely wrong for [the Rotherham] couple to have been treated in this way. That’s why I believe we need a full explanation from the local authority as to why this decision was allowed to be taken” – Michael Gove, 24 November 2012

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Posted: 27th, November 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


Lord Fisher uses first example of ‘OMG’ in letter to Winston Churchill

IT’S 1917 and Winston Churchill receives a letter from Lord Fisher. It contains the earliest example of OMG |(Oh My God). Did the toffs invent text speak? WTF! (Winston Talks French!):

Spotter: @LettersOfNote

Posted: 26th, November 2012 | In: Flashback, Politicians | Comments (2)


Rotherham council now twinned with Franco’s Spain: the UKIP foster care debacle

ROTHERHAM Metropolitan Borough Council has taken a leaf from General Franco’s book and removed children from “unsuitable” parents. The three children from East European were removed from their home because their foster parents are members of UKIP, the UK Independence Party. Rotherham says UKIP is racist. UKIP says:

UKIP was founded in 1993 to campaign for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Not because we hate Europe, or foreigners, or anyone at all; but because it is undemocratic, expensive, bossy – and we still haven’t been asked whether we want to be in it. But the EU is only the biggest symptom of the real problem – the theft of our democracy by a powerful, remote political ‘elite’ which has forgotten that it’s here to serve the people.

It’s not the affiliation that matters to Rotherham’s child snatchers, it’s any political affiliation. Rotherham Council is a composite blend of 63 people, of which only 4 are not affiliated to the Labour Party: three Tories and one Independent. Diverse it ain’t.

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Posted: 26th, November 2012 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment (1)


Spanish toursim ministers poses with pair of bloody deer testicles on his head

TO Spain, where Carlos Delgado, minister of tourism and sports for the Balearic Islands, has been photographed with a pair of deer testicles on his head. Delgado was mayor of Calvia when he went hunting in 2011. For reasons unspecified, he posed with the bloody deer genitals on his bare head.

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Posted: 24th, November 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


The George Bush ‘fake’ Turkey story rides again

EVERY Thanksgiving Anorak takes a look to see if anyone is still talking about President George Bush feeding a huge plastic turkey to US forces. The turkey was real.

The story began in 2003, when George Bush went from Texas to surprise the US troops serving in Iraq. In Baghdad, Bush gamefully fed the soldiers and posed for the for cameras carrying a big turkey, a real turkey dinner that sits on display in the mess hall. Someone, possibly Mike Allen in the Washington Post, suggested it was a fake. And with that the story ran around the world, used as a sign to show that Bush was wrong ‘un and a faker.

Many have regretted the error, but some, like the Guardian’s Mark Lawson, carry on denying the truth.

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Posted: 23rd, November 2012 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (2)


Racists hated ”incompetent’ George Bush for being black

IS that racist? US Democrat James Clyburn’s hears accusations that UN Ambassador Susan Rice is incompetent. The National Journal reports:

When asked about Rice on CNN’s Starting Point on Tuesday, Clyburn said that words like “lazy” and “incompetent,” which have been used to describe black members of the administration, including Rice and President Obama himself, are reminiscent of language used to undermine minorities in decades past

“You know, these are code words,” Clyburn said. “We heard them during the campaign. During this recent campaign, we heard Senator Sununu calling our president lazy, incompetent—these kinds of terms that those of us, especially those of us who were grown and raised in the South, we would hear these little words and phrases all of our lives, and we’d get insulted by them.”

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Posted: 22nd, November 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)


Obama speaks in favour of decriminalising marijuana

BACK in 1994, Barack Obama was keen to rethink the failing war on drugs.

During his first term the key member of the Choom Gang did nothing. And then on the day of his re-election to a second and final term – the time when legacies are written – Colorado passed Amendment 64 to legalise marijuana for recreational use.

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Posted: 20th, November 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment