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Theresa May is the people’s champion in her pro-Brexit General Election

There will be a General Election on June 8 2017. Theresa May wants Parliament to approve her call for a summer poll. She needs Labour to back her request she needs two thirds of MPs to back an early-term

Posted: 18th, April 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Donald Trump gets to work on his Nobel Peace Prize

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Russian and US relations are are at all time low. Well, so say the papers. Two big players in the Balkanisation of the Middle East are at loggerheads. How did this happen?

Ever since Donald Trump became President stories

Posted: 17th, April 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Donald Trump encouraged to bring his own solid golden coach for UK state visit

Donald Trump “insists” on riding in a golden carriage during his UK visit. No, not his gold carriage. That thing’s too wide for British streets, and the rhinestone-crusted wheels will mark the tarmac. Trump prefers to hitch a ride with

Posted: 16th, April 2017 | In: Politicians, Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Last Easter: nuclear war, nuclear bunker puzzles and killer eggs

It’s Easter, when Christians thank God for being alive. But will they make it to next Easter? The newspapers are full of doom.

On the Mail , it looks like two reality TV stars are threatening to blow up the

Posted: 16th, April 2017 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit voters blamed for Croydon attack on Reker Ahmed

 

Having couched the brutal attack on three Kuridish-Iranian asylum seekers as a ‘hate crime fuelled by racism and prejudice rather than individual malice, a violent assault  triggered by Brexit , facts are emerging from the Croydon crime scene.

Posted: 4th, April 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


British and Spanish monkeys fight over Gibraltar and slave rights

Former Tory party leader Lord Howard has assured the people of Gibraltar that Theresa May would show the same “resolve” as Mrs Thatcher did over the 1982 Falklands Conflict. Why is Howard saying the country is prepared to go to

Posted: 3rd, April 2017 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit blamed for Croydon attack on Kurdish asylum seekers

Grim news from Croydon, where a 17-year-old Kurdish-Iranian asylum seeker has been beaten up as he and two friends also Iranian Kurds were at a bus stop. Police are calling it a “hate crime”, which of course it

Posted: 2nd, April 2017 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Google tax is not cheating tax on revenue

Most of us view the web via Google. The company makes huge amounts of money for showing adverts to internet users. But should it pay more tax? The  Daily Mail says Google paid “just” £36.4million in UK corporation tax last

Posted: 1st, April 2017 | In: Money, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fail: Labour MP and Brexit heroine Gisela Stuart is forgotten in Essex

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Top work in the Essex Chronicle, which captions the above picture: “Douglas Carswell with Boris Johnson and someone else on the Vote Leave tour bus.”

It’s factually correct. But that “someone else” happens to be Gisela Stuart, the Labour

Posted: 30th, March 2017 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Farage becomes the tabloids’ Great British Mascot

Nigel Farage beams from the front pages of the Daily Express and Daily Mail. Legs crossed to best display his Union flag socks-styled socks, a half-drunk pint of the warm stuff in his paw and a patriotic red, white and

Posted: 30th, March 2017 | In: News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Mail’s Legs-It cover triggers a race to the bottom

When Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon had a chat in Glasgow, the Daily Mail noticed that both women had legs. It wasn’t just a meeting between two leaders of British political parties; it was a beauty contest. It was also

Posted: 29th, March 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Government uses Westminster terror attack to limit hard-fought freedom

The reaction to Khalid Massod’s murderous attack in London was clear: we will not let the heinous actions of one man threaten our hard won freedoms. Theresa May  assured us that “Any attempt to defeat those values [liberty, democracy, freedom

Posted: 27th, March 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ted Heath: no rest for those suspected of wickedness

 

It’s been a quiet few months for Ted Heath. Dead, of course, the former Prime Minister remains mired in allegations of sexual depravity. In today’s Mirror ,  the enjoyable Fleet Street Fox looks at men of Kent, of which

Posted: 27th, March 2017 | In: News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit brings an end to the Common Fisheries Policy’s bloodsports

Animal lovers should be delighted the UK is leaving the European Union. The UK’s farmers and fishermen tend to abide by the rules. What kind of reaction would there be if British farmers adopted the French habit of force-feeding geese

Posted: 26th, March 2017 | In: Money, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Irony Overload: Labour MP Yvette Cooper wants to save us from online anti-Semites and other virtual haters

Yvette Cooper wants to set you free from fake news, horrible words and unpleasant images online. The UK Home Affairs Select Committee, which Cooper chairs, challenged directors of big social media companies Facebook’s Simon Milner, Google’s Peter Barron and

Posted: 21st, March 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


White House explains why Donald Trump didn’t shake Merkel’s hand

Do you know why Donald Trump failed to shake hands with Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, when they met in a Washington state room? The White House spokesman has explained. But before he gets to it, let’s see if you

Posted: 20th, March 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Anti-Trump swastika billboard in Phoenix road is more stupid that anything you’ll see in the White House

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Let’s be clear: whoever erected the billboard calling Donald Trump a Nazi understands neither democracy nor history. The billboard on the 1000 block of Phoenix’s Grand Avenue is, according to reports, the work of Karen Fiorito. For those of

Posted: 19th, March 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Theresa May laughing like Muttley

It never takes the internet long to nail it. When Theresa May convulsed and heaved with laughter in the Commons as the Budget was

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Posted: 9th, March 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


You can buy George W. Bush’s portraits of US military veterans

Former US president George W. Bush’s portrait of post-9/11 US veterans is on sale. Called  Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors , all author proceeds will be donated to the  George W. Bush Presidential Center

Posted: 5th, March 2017 | In: Books, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The European Union bans free speech for MEPs

News for those of you who think the vote for Brexit is not a glorious triumph for democracy it was. The European Union will enforce a new rule that says  any elected MEP giving full throat to ‘hate speech’

Posted: 3rd, March 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Donald Trump’s propagandist Sean Spicer was George Bush’s Easter Bunny

In 2008, Sean Spicer played the role of the Easter Bunny at President George W. Bush’s holiday do.

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Transcript:

The Easter Bunny Speaks

On Monday, the White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll took place complete with the Jonas

Posted: 2nd, March 2017 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fake views: George Osborne on post-Brexit Protectionism

It’s not fake news it’s just spin. In a story called ‘Project Fear is BACK’, the Mail spots former Chancellor and perpetual Remainer George Osborne warning that the UK leaving the European Union without trade deals would be the 

Posted: 1st, March 2017 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jeremy Corbyn meltsdown in the Sun, Mail and Express but is smiling in the Mirror

When Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn appeared on Sky News , he was asked about his leadership. “I’m carrying on as leader,” said Corbyn, “because I’m determined that we will deliver social justice in this country.” So, er, will you

Posted: 27th, February 2017 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0