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Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry says knowledge is sexist

Did you see Emily Thornberry on Sky News? No? The Press Gazette explains what you missed:

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry tells Sky News it is ‘sexist’ to ask her to name the South Korean president

Says Thornberry: “I’ve …

Posted: 13th, September 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hillary Clinton’s not bitter: she and Trump are just symptoms of a diseased system

Compare and contrast Hillary Clinton’s opinion of millions of Americans. She said the words at a New York fundraising do:

“You know, to just be grossly generalistic. you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket

Posted: 12th, September 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


ISIS and Putin yet to claim responsibilty for bogus Hillary Clinton fainting video

Did you see the video of Hillary Clinton wobbling as she was placed in a large van after “overheating” at a 9/11 memorial event in New York? People says she “nearly fainted”. The Daily Star says “Hillary Clinton faints …

Posted: 11th, September 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit: Liam Fox, fat and lazy Britons must work for fascist UK

Good news, Brexiters, Britain’s trade secretary, Dr Liam Fox, a former GP, wants you to stop playing sport and work for the State. He says:

“This country is not the free- trading nation that it once was. We have become

Posted: 10th, September 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Assad takes care not to hit Obama’s red line as he drops chorine on Aleppo

Compare and contrast the following:

VOA:

Yesterday Assad government helicopters dropped barrels of chlorine on a rebel neighborhood in Aleppo.

CNN, August 1, 2012:

“We cannot have a situation where chemical or biological weapons are falling into the hands

Posted: 7th, September 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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 …

Posted: 4th, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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

Posted: 4th, September 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 3rd, September 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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

Posted: 30th, August 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 25th, August 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our 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.

Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: News, Politicians, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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

Posted: 16th, August 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 16th, August 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 15th, August 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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

Posted: 8th, August 2016 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 5th, August 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our 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.

Posted: 2nd, August 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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

You will recall that Harambe

Posted: 31st, July 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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

Posted: 30th, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 29th, July 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 26th, July 2016 | In: News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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.

Posted: 22nd, July 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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

Posted: 20th, July 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0