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Politicians and students agree that looking is a gateway to crime

Politicians all want to censor the web. CapX writes:

It took us many centuries, a lot of effort and much expended blood and gore to get to this place where we are free – at liberty and ruled by the

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Posted: 7th, June 2017 | In: News, Politicians, Reviews, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After London Bridge: geezer Roy Larner told his attackers “F*** you, I’m Millwall”

Looking for London geezers after the London Bridge attack, the media spots Peckham’s Roy Larner, 47, who when confronted with the murderous Islamists told them: “Fuck you, I’m Millwall.”

 

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Larner decided he needed to “take the piss out … READ ON

Posted: 6th, June 2017 | In: Reviews, Sports, Tabloids | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Blaming YouTube for terrorism paints the killers as victims

Worse than video nasties, scourge of the 1980s, sex and trolls are YouTube videos possessed of a power to radicalise the viewer, transforming a normal bloke surfing the web for Wiggles songs and old episodes of Play For TodayREAD ON

Posted: 6th, June 2017 | In: News, Reviews | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After London: Should we be like Texas and arm the police?

Should London be more like Texas? One writer makes the comparison:

In the heart of the nation’s capital, at near-maximum terror alert, with the densest national concentration of armed officers, the attackers had 8-10 minutes to rampage unimpeded before the

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Posted: 5th, June 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After London And Manchester let’s be generous, audacious, passionate and free

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When France was attacked by Islamist extremists, journalist Bertrand Dicale wrote for the Bataclan website. His words resonate in light of the attacks in Manchester and London. Last night at One Love Manchester, the benefit concert held in the … READ ON

Posted: 5th, June 2017 | In: News, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After London Bridge: the geezer who ran with his pint didn’t spill a drop

After the London attack: Geezer Watch:

 

At £6 a pint, who can blame him?… READ ON

Posted: 4th, June 2017 | In: Reviews, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After London Bridge and Manchester: Douglas Adams was right about the internet

After London Bridge, the news is that there will be crackdown on the internet. Freedom of speech must be curtailed. Encryption must be done away with.

Author Douglas Adams go it. In 1999 he wrote:

 

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“I don’t think

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Posted: 4th, June 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Reviews, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After London Bridge: MSNBC puts terror attack at the Vauxhall car factory in Luton

In the unseemly haste to be first with the ‘breaking news’, MSNBC says the terror attack on London Bridge and nearby Borough market took place in… Luton. There was an incident in Vauxhall – which is just up the road … READ ON

Posted: 4th, June 2017 | In: Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


London Bridge attack: London fights back but democracy capitulates

“We were throwing bottles, chairs, stools, anything we could get. A stool hit one of them on the head,” says Gerard Vowls, an eye-witness to the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market.

“They were running up going ‘this is … READ ON

Posted: 4th, June 2017 | In: News, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ken Loach for Jeremy Corbyn: vote Theresa May if you hate your kids

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Ken Loach’s ad for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is… Well, it’s incredible. Theresa May stars in the Milk Snatcher II:

 

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Posted: 3rd, June 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘John Noakes may die’: the BBC’s risk assessment

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John Noakes, hymned for his stint as presenter on BBC TV’s Blue Peter children’s show, has died. Given his life of risk-taking for telly, making it to 83 was no small triumph of skill. As the Times notes:

He

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Posted: 30th, May 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hate Crime not yet at Manchester massacre levels

If you think it’s a hate crime, then it is a hate crime. The Mail has news on hate crimes in Manchester, where many of the people injured in last week’s slaughter are being treated for life-threatening injuries.

Paul Coleman … READ ON

Posted: 27th, May 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester attack: what are ‘potentially suspicious items’?

Manchester Attack News: the BBC tell us: “Police find ‘potentially suspicious items'”.

 

 

How is that possible? How can something be potentially suspicious? It’s either suspect or it isn’t.

The trouble with a voracious news cycle is that the … READ ON

Posted: 25th, May 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After Manchester: worst of all Salman Abedi was a sexist

 

So far the attack on Manchester in which saw 22 people were murdered at a pop concert by Salman Abedi has been used to illustrate racial harmonyinsult footballers, lambaste apathyfind missing children in Australia and 

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Posted: 25th, May 2017 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Epic fail: Sikh Muslim Manchester cab driver illustrates the dire state of journalism in three tweets

Read and weep as journalism takes on the Manchester terror story and fails epically:

 

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muslim sikh driver Manchester cab taxi failREAD ON

Posted: 24th, May 2017 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How British newspapers changed their front pages after the Manchester attack

As the engaging and insightful Liz Gerard writes, the way the Press responded to the attack in Manchester “demonstrates the intrinsic honesty and desire to tell the story that draws most journalists to the trade.

The papers we see every … READ ON

Posted: 24th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


#BritishThreatLevels trends on twitter – and it’s f*cking hilarious

The British are responding to the news that the country is on a near-war footing and the threat is critical in the best way possible: with humour and ridicule. #BritishThreatLevels is firing up on Twitter. And it’s brilliant.

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Posted: 24th, May 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester, Morrissey and an emotionless suicide

Manchester native Morrissey has shared his view on the slaughter in his home city. Twenty-two people went to a pop concert and didn’t come home. Many more are very badly injured. All around us we are told not to hate, … READ ON

Posted: 24th, May 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester terror fake news: Daily Mail looks for phantom missing children (in Australia!)

More fake news from the mainstream media as the Daily Mail appeals for help finding children missing after the slaughter at Manchester Arena. The paper tells readers: “Parents are trying to find children missing after explosion at Ariana Grande gig … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, May 2017 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester attack: the West must rise again

To bomb a concert packed with young families is an act of savage cowardice. Anyone sane with an ounce of moral fibre feels for Manchester. But this is no time for shoegazing. When people – how many children? – are … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, May 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Everything you read about drinking during pregnancy is wrong

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Everything you ever read about drinking whilst pregnant is wrong. Prohibition for the pregnant is unfair and unfounded. The Telegraph has news:

Advising women not to drink when pregnant is “sexist” and causes “needless anxiety”, senior academics have said.

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Posted: 18th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Health shocker: water contains less calories than beer

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Health News sensation. The Press Association has news: “Swapping a daily beer for a glass of water cuts the risk of obesity by a fifth and aids weight loss, research suggests.”

Yep. It’s true. Consuming less calories can stop … READ ON

Posted: 18th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Indonesia whips two consenting adult men 85 times for having gay sex

To Indonesia’s Aceh province where the court has sentenced two men (ages: 20 and 23) to 85 lashes for having sex with each other. The Associated Press reports:

The couple were arrested in late March after neighborhood vigilantes in the

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Posted: 17th, May 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police watchdog investigates Met’s links to Indian hackers

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating an anonymous tip-off that the London Metropolitan Police’s National Domestic Extremism and Disorder Intelligence Unit asked Indian police to hire hackers to break into the private communications of hundreds of British people, including … READ ON

Posted: 15th, May 2017 | In: Reviews, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hate crime police investigate Caitlyn Jenner heckler who yelled ‘Oi, Bruce, get your dick out!’

It certainly wasn’t polite to heckle Cailtyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner of Kardashian fame, but a hate crime?

The Mail reports:

A photographer shouted at Caitlyn Jenner ‘Oi Bruce, get your dick out’ as she left the British LGBT Awards

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Posted: 14th, May 2017 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0