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Screening Donald Trump turns into Violet Elizabeth Bott

 

Donald Trump will screen and screen until America, the enemy and every one is sick.

He reminds us of Violet Elizabeth Bott, the spoilt nightmare in Just William books. She wants to get her own way, too. She will … READ ON

Posted: 16th, August 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dalian Atkinson: Police kill threatening unarmed black man with a Taser

Former Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson has died after being shot by a police taser. West Mercia Police tell us:

West Mercia Police can confirm that officers responded to a report for the concern for the safety of an individual

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Posted: 15th, August 2016 | In: Reviews | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Get in the sea, twitter’ orders Labour MP Thangam Debbonaire

There are no jokes. there are only comments. The Telegraph reports:

A student at the University of Bristol has faced disciplinary procedures after telling Labour MP Thangam Debbonaire to “get in the sea” on Twitter.

No way. Get in the … READ ON

Posted: 15th, August 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Slut shaming topless Helen Skelton

Helen Skelton’s topless video is all over the internet. When she was 17, so the story goes, the BBC TV presenter sunbathed topless in France. Without her knowledge someone filmed the teenaged Skelton and uploaded the footage to porn websites. … READ ON

Posted: 15th, August 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The higher education bubble: graduates earn below average wage

The higher education bubble needs pricking:

One in four graduates in work a decade after leaving university in 2004 is earning only around £20,000 a year, according to a new study.

Well, so says the Guardian. The average wage … READ ON

Posted: 15th, August 2016 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stripping Helen Skelton in ‘topless video leak’

Helen Skelton, the BBC’s Olympic Games presenter who looks and sounds like a primary school teacher talking to her class, is in a topless video. So says the Daily Star, which leads with the “exclusive” old news that “Olympics Helen” … READ ON

Posted: 14th, August 2016 | In: Celebrities, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rio 2016: The anti-Semitic Games?

Israel’s Jewish athletes are being shunned at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. Is it anti-Semitism?

Beaten by Israeli fighter Or Sasson in the judo, Egypt’s Islam el-Shehaby refused to shake his Israeli opponent’s hand. He looked like

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Posted: 14th, August 2016 | In: Back pages, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Story of the Year: Foxton’s estate agents arrested for fighting by Boris Johnson’s Islington home

One of the top stories of 2016 has appeared in the Times: “Estate agent sacks staff after brawl outside Boris Johnson’s home.” It gets better yet when the teaser to Nadeem Badsha’s story gives more details: “Class War activists … READ ON

Posted: 13th, August 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Duke of Westminster left his son very little (but the trust got loadsa tax-free money)

The Duke of Westminster has died. There will be no land grab for his vast estates in London’s Mayfair and Belgravia. Chinese and Russian investors can stable the horses.  The Duke, whose family gained their estates thanks to an ancestor’s … READ ON

Posted: 13th, August 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


George Monbiot: vegans against cow shit

George Monbiot wants to tell us about his meals in the Guardian. We live in an age of narcissism, so a broadsheet writer talking about his dinner is staple fare:

I’ve converted to veganism to reduce my impacts on

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Posted: 10th, August 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chris Biggins, Nazis and the EDL-supporting Daily Star’s Big Brother fantasy

Helping readers spot Nazis and other far-Right loons is the Daily Star. The paper that once cheered for the EDL leads with a picture of erstwhile panto dame Chris Biggins, formerly of Celebrity Big Brother, dressed as a Nazi. … READ ON

Posted: 9th, August 2016 | In: Celebrities, Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Russell Square attack: Chelsea fan Zakaria Bulhan and being mentally ill for ISIS

Russell Square attack: Bernard Hepplewhite, 67, was one of the six people attacked in London by a knifeman. The Mail says he “suffered a serious injury when a deranged attacker thrust a kitchen knife into his stomach.”

Deranged? The MailREAD ON

Posted: 9th, August 2016 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Policy Exchange Übermensch want British people barcoded

Policy Exchange sound like a revolting bunch. The Guardian reports on their plans to bran you all with a barcode:

British people should be given a “unique person number” to help the government keep track of the population following the

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Posted: 8th, August 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Russell Square killing: ‘mentally ill’ Zakaria Bulhan understands the charges

Russell Square killing: a look at reporting on the death of Darlene Horton and Zakaria Bulhan’s arrest in London.

Bulhan, 19, has been charged with murdering Mrs Horton and attempting to murder Martin Hoenisch, Lillie Selletin, David Imber, Bernard Hepplewhite … READ ON

Posted: 7th, August 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man mourned by wife and girlfriend in competing newspaper obituaries

To New Jersey, where thoughts are with Leroy Black, mourned by his “loving wife” and his “long-tome girlfriend”, according to his two obituaries placed in the Press of Atlantic City newspaper.

 

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Mr Black, 55, died at home on

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Posted: 7th, August 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Paul Pogba arrives at Manchester United before Juventus training

Transfer balls: It’s been 17 days since the Daily Mirror told us Pogba had “signed” for Manchester United. Today the BBC tells us that Pogba has been “summoned to Juventus training”.

To say goodbye to his former teammates? … READ ON

Posted: 7th, August 2016 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, Reviews, Sports | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Celebrity Big Brother calls in the thought police on ‘Nazi’ Chris Biggins

Why was Christopher Biggins kicked out of the Celebrity Big Brother house?

In the “Real reason Christopher Biggins was removed from Celebrity Big Brother house LEAKED”, the Daily Mirror promises to reveal all.

When news broke yesterday about his shock

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Posted: 7th, August 2016 | In: Celebrities, Reviews, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


City refuses to issue permits for dumpster pool parties

To Philadelphia, where locals are hiring skips (dumpsters) filling them with water supplied via a fire hydrants water and creating urban swimming holes. It’s the Olympic legacy in action.

Of course, health and safety matters. The pool fans say they … READ ON

Posted: 6th, August 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jews problem solved: There is no antisemitism in the Labour Party says Labour peer Shami Chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti tells us there is no anti-semitism in the Labour Party. Thanks to Shami Chakrabarti, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn can rest easy in the knowledge that he and his party do not acquiesce to antisemitism.

Shami Chakrabarti  joined … READ ON

Posted: 5th, August 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comments (6) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Page 3 stunna Sam Fox in ‘big boobs hell’ balls

In Samantha Fox’s Big Boob Hell”, the Daily Star looks at the former Page 3 stalwart now starring on Celebrity Big Brother, and says: “My boobs were too big for Page 3.”

How about Page 3 and Page 4?

 … READ ON

Posted: 5th, August 2016 | In: Celebrities, Reviews, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Russell Square attack: armed police target ‘Jihadi’ Zakaria Bulhan and the mentally ill

Russell Square attack: at look at reporting on the death of Darlene Horton and Zakaria Bulhan’s arrest.

Pamela Gellar knows all about it: “Darlene Horton, American Murder Victim of Jihad Attack in London.”

We do not know that the accused, … READ ON

Posted: 5th, August 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Russell Square murder: when cool, calm and crazed Zakaria Bulhan met Darlene Horton and Yovel Lewkowki

Russell Square knife attack: when cool and calm Zakaria Bulhan met Darlene Horton and Yovel Lewkowki, A round-up of media news on a suspected murder in London.

 

Zakariah Bulxan / Bulhan Russell Square

 

The BBC: “Russell Square stabbings: Man arrested on suspicion of … READ ON

Posted: 4th, August 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Unemployed cheese expert arrested for heated row over cheese sandwich

Time to ban heated cheese, which leads to heated rows and heated violence. The unemployed should be first to feel the full force of the cheese police

A Georgia man is facing criminal charges after raging at his spouse for

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Posted: 4th, August 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Russell Square terror attack: mental health, Spanish victims and an Arab gang

One woman dead. Five others stabbed in what the BBC calls a “London attack”. The dead woman was knifed to death in Russell Square. She was in her 60s. The suspected killer is 19. He has been captured alive. No … READ ON

Posted: 4th, August 2016 | In: Back pages, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


UKIP wants to ban Muslim schools: first they came for the kids and the parents

What is the point of education? The Telegraph  looks at Lisa Duffy’s views on the matter of who decides what children learn at school. Duffy is a councillor in Cambridgeshire. She wants to lead UKIP. She wants a say in … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, August 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0