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Indian minister gives 700 brides wooden bats to beat drunk husbands

To India, where a politician is equipping women with foot-long wooden bats “for beating drunkards”. The first batch of bats was presented to 700 brides during a mass wedding on Saturday.

As Gopal Bhargava handed out the gifts, he told … READ ON

Posted: 1st, May 2017 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Antisemitism and homophobia is better aired than buried

When David Ward was removed as a Liberal Demorcrat candidate in the upcoming General Election because his party’s leader Tim Farron operates a “no tolerance – zero tolerance – of anti-Semitic remarks”, Ward told BBC News.

“I am a

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Posted: 30th, April 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dalston Momentum and Hackney Momentum’s clarification is beyond parody

On Twitter., Dalston Momentum – based in Hackney, London – has a message for Hackney Momentum – based in Hackney, London – about an upcoming event:

Hackney Momentum asked us to point out they’re engaging voters with performance theatre, NOT

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Posted: 29th, April 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tim Farron finds his backbone and blocks David Ward over ‘antisemitic’ comments

In today’s Sun we read that the LibDems have approved David Ward as their candidate for Bradford East. Ward lost the seat to Labour in 2015. Ward is the man who likened “the Jews” to the Nazis, the paper reminds … READ ON

Posted: 26th, April 2017 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, Reviews | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Theresa May: “We want to lead the world in preventing tourism”

On the hustings for GE17, a nervy Theresa May tells the electorate: “We want to lead the world in preventing tourism.”

 

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Posted: 25th, April 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The French Election is a huge waste of paper

The French election are riding high on the news cycle. The field has narrowed into a straight fight between Front National’s Marine Le Pen and independent Emmanuel Macron. Round 2 will be defined not what the French are for but … READ ON

Posted: 24th, April 2017 | In: Politicians, Reviews, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Emily Thornberry: ‘There are people who poo who create a lot of jobs’

Emily Thornberry, Labour MP and shadow Foreign Secretary in Jeremy Corbyn’s Cabinet of anyone who lives within walking distance of his Islington home, is on Radio 4. She says: “There are people who poo who create a lot of jobs.”… READ ON

Posted: 22nd, April 2017 | In: Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Labour’s party political broadcast showing indoctrinized Corbyn Kids backfires

Labour’s latest electoral move is to take a teacher and show her instructing her students that education is safe in Labour’s hands. She’s shown indoctrinating her seven to eight year old students after they ask her some questions about politics. … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, April 2017 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


UKIP candidate delivers manifesto in the style of a Beat poem

UKIP candidate Gisela Allen has delivered her manifesto. Answering the question ‘Why do you want to be a councillor?” in Glasgow’s Garscadden/Scotstounhill ward, Gisela just lets it all pour out.

As Liam Kirkaldy‏ tweets: “There’s really a lot going on … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, April 2017 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Caption writers protect the Easter Bunny from would-be Trump assassins and Elma Fudd

The President of the United States is on the LEFT.

 

trump bunny left caption

 

“Excellent use of parentheses. Bravo caption writers.” tweets @Zoeparamour.

“Sometimes Breaking News comes at exactly the perfect moment” adds @Melissajpeltier.

 

donald trump rabbit

 

Spotter: Twitter/@MelissaJPeltier & Twitter/@ZoeParamourREAD ON

Posted: 22nd, April 2017 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tim Farron is the illiberal Liberal

Tim Farron is the LibDem’s leader. He’s an Evangelical Christian. Does he think gay sex is a mortal sin, a crime against God? Conservative MP and former deputy speaker Nigel Evans asked him. “I do not,” says Farron. “I am … READ ON

Posted: 19th, April 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Mirror news trust: Arsenal and Theresa May are both for turning

How about this for wraparound newspaper cover. The Daily Mirror’s front page leads with Theresa May’s “U-turn”. Having said there would be no General Election before 202o, May has called one for June 8 2017.

 

daily mirror u-turn may theresa

 

If it’s all … READ ON

Posted: 19th, April 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Politicians, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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 … READ ON

Posted: 18th, April 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 17th, April 2017 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 16th, April 2017 | In: Politicians, Royal Family | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 16th, April 2017 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Comments 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. … READ ON

Posted: 4th, April 2017 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, Reviews | Comment (1) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, April 2017 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, April 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Reviews, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 1st, April 2017 | In: Money, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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

gisela stuart Brexit funny

 

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 … READ ON

Posted: 30th, March 2017 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 30th, March 2017 | In: Politicians, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 29th, March 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 27th, March 2017 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, Reviews, Technology | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 27th, March 2017 | In: Politicians, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0