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Jail Tony Blair and other truth-swerving idiocy

Tony Blair is “on the couch”, says the Daily Mail. There are questions over the former Prime Minister’s sanity, writes Stephen Glover. Blair is “delusional”. Blair “has some kind of Messianic complex”.  Blair is a “near lunatic”. Blair is …

Posted: 8th, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit: expert calls for coffin dodgers to have less votes

brexit old voteDemocracy Watch spots Dr Piero Moraro, a lecturer in justice studies at Charles Sturt University. Dr Moraro has a fairer way to conduct elections:

We think that “one person, one vote” is the hallmark of any democratic election. However,

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


The Chilcot Report Is Charles Kennedy’s finest epitaph

Just over a year ago the former Liberal Democrat Party leader Charles Kennedy died at his home in Fort William, Scotland, aged 55.

We said then, “…despite his alcoholic affliction, he brought humanity and common sense into UK politics and …

Posted: 6th, July 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mind The Bollocks: Richard Branson backs Theresa May to scupper Brexit

The post-Brexit UK was, as the Daily Mirror put it with a front-page photo of a large black hole, a leap into the unknown. Where the Mirror saw danger, chaos and, if the country voted Leave and thereby fell into …

Posted: 5th, July 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Money, News, Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Invoke Article 50 NOW! Join the campaign for democracy

Invoke Article 50 NOW!

 

Invoke Article 50 NOW! is spiked’s campaign for the people’s democratic will to be enforced. The British public were given the vote on whether to leave the European Union. They voted to leave.

But the Government has not triggered …

Posted: 5th, July 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit poll: more cool Remainers than idiotic Leavers regret vote

Much of the post-Brexit talk has focused on the Leave voters who now regret their decision. The Metro said 7% of Leave voters regret voting to leave the EU. It and the Indy cited research that suggests “1.2 million Leave …

Posted: 5th, July 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nicola Sturgeon contradicts her European vision for Scotland’s immigrants

Nicola Sturgeon cuts a Presidential figure. In July 2016, the BBC reported her words:

“People from EU countries are an important part of Scotland’s future. I am therefore seeking immediate guarantees from the Prime Minister, and all Conservative leadership candidates,

Posted: 4th, July 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Winners are grinners: 47% of young Brexit voters wanted to cry

Brexit marchforeuope rallyAn odd little Brexit story in the Guardian, which reports that “almost half of voters aged 18 to 24 cried or felt like crying when they heard that the UK had voted to leave the European Union”.

A poll …

Posted: 4th, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit marchers blow their own trumpets and ignore democracy

Did you got on the March For Europe walk? If not, this is how the media followed the anti-Brexit love in.

Forbes: “0.01% Of British Population March In London Against Brexit”

Over 17 million people voted for  the …

Posted: 3rd, July 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Labour in crisis: Diane Abbott asks question about non-existent Indonesian province

Top Shadow Front Bench at the moment. Diane Abbott, shadow secretary of state for health, asks the Government about an Indonesian province that does not exist:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she has taken

Posted: 2nd, July 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit cancelled: experts say the result was a ‘draw’

Don’t press the button! Brexit never happened.

 

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The EU referendum was a 2-2 ‘draw’ says London School of Economics’ expert (but not in democracy) Dr Jo Murkens. He says because Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain in …

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


Not all Jews responsible for Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn* hears the new rules on Labour Party racism. What is and what is not permitted is known. Jeremy Corbyn then says at the launch of the party’s report into anti-Semitism within its ranks:

“Our Jewish friends are no

Posted: 30th, June 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Boris Johnson gets loaded – the tabloids reviewed

In a poll more loaded than George Bush at a frat house party, the Daily Express finds that 80% want Boris Johnson to be the next Prime Minister. And 80% are “convinced” Boris will be PM. It is front-page news. …

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


Jeremy Corbyn supporter wears ‘Eradicate Right Wing Vermin’ T-shirt

At the pro-Jeremy Corbyn rally in Westminster,  a woman has shown her support for the Labour Party leader by wring a T-shirt declaring: “Eradricate the Right Wing Blairite Vermin.” It is the new “gentler, kinder politics” Corbyn wanted:

 

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Posted: 27th, June 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jeremy Corbyn reshuffles his Cabinet and champions democracy

Jeremy Corbyn is in the mire. Can he survive the storm raging inside the Labour Party and remain as its leader? The grassroots Labour Party like Corbyn – they voted him in. The new Labour Party want him out. The …

Posted: 27th, June 2016 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit: Tony Blair and Nicola Sturgeon vow to reject democracy

The Mirror talks of the “Brexit Crisis”.  The OED says a crisis is “a time of intense difficulty or danger”. Do you feel more endangered than you did before the EU referendum? Jeremy Corbyn does. The Mirror says he is …

Posted: 27th, June 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit: Peter Sutherland and David Lammy demand anti-democratic rebellion

The Labour MP David Lammy, your elected representative for Tottenham, doesn’t much like democracy when it fails to agree with him. He wants the EU Referendum result ignored. Peter Sutherland agrees.  Sutherland (born 25 April 1946) is “an Irish …

Posted: 26th, June 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Lammy MP urges: ‘stop the madness’ of democracy and reject Brexit vote

lammy brexitThe Labour MP David Lammy MP wants Parliament to ignore the EU referendum result. He wants Parliament to go against the will of the people, the majority of whom voted for the UK to leave the European Union. The people …

Posted: 25th, June 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


EU Ref: Remain bigots say Leave voters are sub-human racists

In “I want my country back” Laurie Penny seeks to make her voice the authentic sound of the self-regarding who see the Brexit vote and say #‎NotMyVote‬. She writes in the New Statesman:

This was never a referendum on

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


Donald Trump arrives in Scotland: woman holds sign calling him a ‘cunt’

Donald Trump is in Scotland to talk about golf, Brexit and golf for the paranoid at one of his gated sports complexes. Scots are wowed as the Republican Presidential nominee walks among them. One takes the trouble to make her …

Posted: 24th, June 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


EU Referendum: what the tabloids got wrong the day after the UK voted

That the tabloids went to Press before the EU Referendum vote was known is shown in their coverage of the vote.

 

brexit front pages

 

The Daily Mail

Page 4:  “Operation Save Dave”

How well did that go. Not very. David Cameron …

Posted: 24th, June 2016 | In: News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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).

 

daily mirror eu ref

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