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EU Referendum: the newspaper front pages

It’s the EU Referendum, the day the country votes for independence (Sun) or not not fall into an abyss (Mirror).

 

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the sun eu referendum

 

The Express wants us to “VOTE LEAVE’. But not al that many people read the Express. …

Posted: 23rd, June 2016 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Wembley EU Referendum: newspaper sketch writers wear blinkers

wembley debate boris Did you enjoy the EU referendum debate live from Wembley Arena? Helping us decide what we saw and missed are the newspapers’ political sketch writers. What did they see?

ON SADIQ KHAN (Labour, In)

Quentin Letts, Daily Mail (OUT!):

But

Posted: 22nd, June 2016 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Queen did not ask guests for 3 good reasons to stay in Europe

Queen BrexitThe Queen, reportedly, has stepped into the EU Referendum debate. The Express leads with: “QUEEN ISSUE EU CHALLENGE. – Give me 3 good reasons to stay, she asks guests.”

How many guests preferred it when Her Majesty just held up …

Posted: 22nd, June 2016 | In: News, Politicians, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Donald Trump gets his head pushed down the toilet (1989)

For the third issue of HUP comic in 1989, cartoonist Robert Crumb turned his eye on real estate tycoon Donald Trump, “one of the most evil men alive”. Crumb despised the 1980s greed he saw embodied in “venal” Trump. In …

Posted: 21st, June 2016 | In: Celebrities, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jo Cox: newspaper uses murder to campaign for Remain

jo cox thomas mair murder courtThey suspended EU Referendum campaigning in respect to Jo Cox, the Labour MP killed in the streets of her Yorkshire constituency. No-one told the Daily Mirror. As Jo Cox’s alleged killer, Thomas Mair stood in the dock at Westminster …

Posted: 19th, June 2016 | In: News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (19) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jo Cox: Thomas Mair’s alternative therapy and other Nazis

Thomas Mair, 52, of Birstall, stood in the dock at Westminster magistrates court charged with the barbaric killing of Jo Cox, the 41-year-old MP for Batley and Spen. Why Westminster and not a court in Yorkshire, where Mrs Cox was …

Posted: 18th, June 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jo Cox murder: Guardian blames Boris Johnson, tweeters blame Muslims

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Labour MP Jo Cox was shot and stabbed and shot outside her surgery in Yorkshire. Many reports claim her alleged killer yelled “Britain First” before striking.

A 52-year-old man, named as Thomas Mair, has been arrested. What do we …

Posted: 17th, June 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Labour MP Jo Cox attacked by man yelling ‘Britain first’

jo cox shotLabour MP Jo Cox has been shot by an unknown attacker at her parliamentary surgery:

Labour MP Jo Cox has been shot and injured in an attack in her constituency near Leeds.

An eyewitness said the 41-year-old mother of two

Posted: 16th, June 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Omar Mateen: Hillary Clinton says anyone investigated by FBI is presumed guilty

Hilary Clinton notes that the FBI had Omar Mateen in their sights. Mateen murdered 49 people at an Orlando gay club. Clinton is mazed that Mateen was able to buy a gun. She says anoyine under FBI investigation should be …

Posted: 14th, June 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


EU commissioner Vera Jourova censors free speech

jourova free speechOne more reason to vote to leave the European Union arrives. “The internet is a place for free speech, not hate speech,” says Vera Jourova, the EU commissioner responsible for justice, consumers and gender equality.

Jourova was born …

Posted: 2nd, June 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Now Watch: Daily Express recycles EU kettle news

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Long ago, we kept up a feature called Now Watch, a look at instances of “NOIW” in front-page news headlines. Today we revisit the meme with a look at the Daily Express front-page laments: “NOW EU WANT TO BAN …

Posted: 28th, May 2016 | In: News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A free Kim Kardashain sex tape for every Guardian reader

kim kardashian harmanWhen Harriet Harman, the Labour former deputy leader, told us Kim Kardashian’s naked breasts and pouting buttocks possessed “a kind of bravery and pioneering spirit” and that Page 3 Girls with their naked breasts and pouting buttocks were …

Posted: 25th, May 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Harriet Harman: naked Kim Kardashian is pioneering but topless Page 3 Girls are fodder

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See if you can fathom what it is Harriet Harman, the Labour former deputy leader, is saying. Appearing on ITV morning telly to talk about women’s issues, Harman turned to nudity, celebrity, Page 3, onanism, feminism and narcissism. Yeah, …

Posted: 24th, May 2016 | In: Celebrities, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


UKIP wins working class voters Labour elitists ignore

The Guardian states the obvious:

Labour’s Future, Why Labour Lost in 2015 and How it Can Win Again, to be published this week, says the party is losing socially conservative voters to Ukip in droves, while appealing most to metropolitan

Posted: 23rd, May 2016 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


J.K. Rowling: Donald Trump’s ‘offensive and bigoted’ comments make us all free

J.K. Rowling was speaking at the PEN America Literary Gala & Free Expression Awards:

Intolerance of alternative viewpoints is spreading to places that make me, a moderate and a liberal, most uncomfortable. Only last year, we saw an online petition

Posted: 18th, May 2016 | In: Celebrities, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Boris Johnson, Marina Wheeler’s ‘drunken clinch’ and sex for Brexit

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Boris Johnson’s wife Marina Wheeler is the victim of a “sex smear”, says the Sun. The attack on Marina is “designed to derail his battle for Britain to leave the EU”.

You might well roll your eyes. So …

Posted: 18th, May 2016 | In: News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman’s Obituary: ‘I died rather than vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump’

Marry Anne Noland’s obituary was published in Virginia’s The Richmond Times. She’d rather die than vote for Clinton or Trump:

 

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NOLAND, Mary Anne Alfriend. Faced with the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton,

Posted: 18th, May 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Boris Johnson hails the EU as a ‘spectacular success’

In Boris Johnson’s 2014 book on Winston Churchill, the Brexit campaign leader talks of the “spectacular success” of Churchill’s idea of ‘EC, now EU in delivering “peace & prosperity”.

 

Boris Johnson Churchill EU success

 

Whoopsie! As Churchill would have said.

Johnson’s a tad …

Posted: 16th, May 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


You local President Trump flies Denver to Virginia

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Can Donald Trump do it? The New York Times feels the mood:

For his first act as the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump strode on stage, extended his arms and conducted the crowd through a chorus of

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


Naz Shah: Jewish technology plot behind racism error says anti-Semitic Labour Party?

“She’s made remarks that she doesn’t agree with,” says Labout of Naz Shah, the Labout MP who doesn’t much like Jews.

As @MichaelPDeacon notes in the Telegraph: “She’s made remarks… that she doesn’t agree with. She made the remarks. …

Posted: 28th, April 2016 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Using John Whittingdale to spank a free press across the Boobies

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What’s John Whittingdale been up to? The Star says the Tory MP, currently working as the culture and media secretary (GSOH, WLTM 4 MTV) “had a two-year fling with a Daily Star Page 3 girl”. Will he be involving …

Posted: 18th, April 2016 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


No Jew can vote for Corbyn’s Labour, says former BBC director

Corbyn anti-semite

 

Danny Cohen, the former director of BBC television, says no Jew can vote for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, an outfit embroiled in accusations of anti-Semitism. He tells the Times:

“If you are Jewish how can you vote for

Posted: 16th, April 2016 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ted Cruz wants you think of him and stop masturbating

As Texas Solicitor General, Ted Cruz argued that the government had an obligation to discourage masturbation:

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Stop masturbating. Think of Ted. Literally.

Spotter: Cingram

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


John Whittingdale sex capers too low-brow for red-tops

Tory MP John Whittingdale’s sex life is not a matter for gossips, ‘Outraged of Hacked Off’ of tabloids. As Francis Wheen puts it:

Just heard a Today programme “debate” on the Whittingdale affair which made the Republican primary debates sound

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


Tory MP in ‘free’ slave and master sex scandal

John Whittingdale had relationship with 'dominatrix'

 

John Whittingdale, the Culture Secretary, says he has been “in a relationship” with a sex worker. The Telegraph takes up the story of the Tory MP and the “dominatrix”. The Mail calls her a “prostitute”.

The Cabinet minister released

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