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Luton Labour Party councillor suspended over anti-Semitic tweets

 

People in Luton voted for Warwick University student Aysegul Gurbuz to be their Labour Party councillor. The 20-year-old student of Politics and Sociology has been suspended “over claims she called Hitler ‘the greatest … (read more)

Posted: 10th, April 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)


Life apes Fawlty Towers: man arrested for assaulting car

The Ford Taurus took the brunt of Mikhail Igrevich Belenky’s assault. The student 19, of Howard Lake, Minnesota, was seen screaming and hitting the vehicle on the Winona State University campus.

Police were … (read more)

Posted: 10th, April 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Suits you David Cameron: The Guardian gets it wrong on tax

More tax illiteracy in the Guardian, which has seen David Cameron’s tax return:
It’s not all hardship, though. The prime minister’s own party supports him where necessary, the returns reveal. Expenses met … (read more)

Posted: 10th, April 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Politicians, Reviews | Comment


Manchester United and Spurs balls: Kane and Pochettino got their separate ways

Big news in the Sun that Tottenham striker Harry Kane has “urged” manager Mauricio Pochettino to remain at White Hart Lane and snub any move to Manchester United.

 

That in the Sun, which … (read more)

Posted: 9th, April 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Manchester United: players earn less in line with Moyes and Van Gaal

Manchester United’s players will earn less money if they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League, says the Times. The paper reasons that “players and coaching staff stand to lose … (read more)

Posted: 9th, April 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Bill Clinton shouts over Black Lives Matter protesters – good

 

“How dare Bill Clinton shout over Black Lives Matter protesters,” writes Steven W Thrasher in the Guardian. Very quickly we realise why:
I’ll admit it: I’m prejudiced.

Whenever I see a conflict between … (read more)

Posted: 9th, April 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment


The New Day front page looks a lot like last month’s That’s Life magazine

In today’s The New Day newspaper, read the story of a mum who wants to have her son’s baby:

 

 

You might have read the same story in the March 31 issues of That’s Life … (read more)

Posted: 8th, April 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment


How common is your birthday?

 

How common is your birthday?

Spotter: The Atlantic … (read more)

Posted: 8th, April 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment


Sex Injunction: tabloids await the invention of internet and telephone

 

Do not tell us the name of the celebrity in the sex injunction case. We can’t afford the libel bills. Just know that the injunction involving celebrity ‘PJS’ and his partner ‘YMA’ … (read more)

Posted: 8th, April 2016 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment (1)


Manchester United balls: Mourinho and his agent look at homes in Cheshire

Hold the back page! No sooner has the Daily Mirror given Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal a “boost” with news that Jose Mourinho is being courted by Real Madrid … (read more)

Posted: 8th, April 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


David Cameron, tax havens and other Guardian news

 

Big news in the Guardian on David Cameron’s tax affairs:
David Cameron’s father sought legal advice on best tax havens
Did Ian Cameron, for it is he, seek advice from the same experts who advise the, … (read more)

Posted: 8th, April 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Politicians, Reviews | Comments (5)


Manchester United balls: Real move for Mourinho

The Daily Mirror says Manchester United are on “red alert”. The story is that Real Madrid are “plotting” to rehire Jose Mourinho. This, we’re told, is a “boost” to current … (read more)

Posted: 8th, April 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Arsenal sign Granit Xhaka with a cheeky smile

Transfer Balls: The Metro reads all sorts of things into a smile, telling its reader bots:
Arsene Wenger smile hints Granit Xhaka to Arsenal transfer could be done
Says Wenger:
“At the moment, … (read more)

Posted: 7th, April 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


No right to honest labour for cut-throat murder girl Leigh Mackinnon

 

The Sun, Mail and Mirror show us what Leigh Mackinnon, 26, of Aberdeen, has been up since being released from a nine year prison sentence for the attempted murder of charity worker Laura Milne, … (read more)

Posted: 7th, April 2016 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


Liverpool: Klopp aims to buck the trend in Dortmund

One more reason to like Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool’s charismatic manager. Asked if will celebrate a Liverpool goal when the Reds take on his former club, Borussia Dortmund, in tonight’s Europa … (read more)

Posted: 7th, April 2016 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Europe is shafted: France outlaws buying sex

 

So there it is. France has banned anyone from buying sex. Get caught hiring a prostitute and receive a €1,500 (£1,210). The good news is that the prostitute has been decriminalised, and their actions empowered: … (read more)

Posted: 7th, April 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment


Irony overload: Daily Mail bemoans predators who take pictures of Arsenal star on a night out

Martin Samuel is writing about Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere in the Daily Mail:
“Ghouls filming private moments on their mobile phones are a modern curse. So Jack Wilshere merits some sympathy, being … (read more)

Posted: 6th, April 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Transfer balls: Walcott fights to stay and struggles to leave Arsenal

News is that Arsenal will flog Theo Walcott. The Bleacher Report says Arsenal will sell the player if he fails to make England’s Euro 2016 squad. The whole story can be surmised … (read more)

Posted: 6th, April 2016 | In: Arsenal, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


The Archers: journalists think it’s a real

Do you have difficulty recognising fact from fiction? The Guardian does. When it heard of a domestic abuse story on BBC Radio show The Archers, it got to wondering:
Why did mental … (read more)

Posted: 6th, April 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment


Manchester United: Jose Mourinho wants it in writing but Van Gaal stays

The Sun says Jose Mourinho wants a “written promise” he will be their manager this summer. A written promise? Isn’t that a contract. Indeed, one slot above Mourinho’s request is news … (read more)

Posted: 6th, April 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Voting Labour is ‘less morally right than voting UKIP’

The headline is depressing: “Jewish Labour MP facing ‘intimidation and hostility’ from party members.”

Nick Cohen reasons: “Not long now before voting Labour becomes the moral equivalent of voting Ukip.”

Anti-semitism is … (read more)

Posted: 6th, April 2016 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, Reviews | Comment


Irony overload: Cheryl Cole ditches X Factor for a career in music

The Sun has news on ‘nation’s sweetheart’ Cheryl Cole and her X Factor career:

 

Isn’t The X Factor a music… Oh, never mind. … (read more)

Posted: 5th, April 2016 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment


The rape of Radstock: the ‘foreign’ gang who might still be here

The Daily Mail and Sun want to tell you about Michelle Pavey, the victim of a sickening crime. Pavey, of Radstock, Bath, was raped in Bristol’s Eastville Park in November 2008. … (read more)

Posted: 5th, April 2016 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


Manchester United balls: Mourinho takes the Express to Syria

The Daily Express has news for Manchester United fans.
Man United News: Mourinho offer confirmed, £60m Real Madrid move, triple fitness boost
The paper adds:
EXPRESS SPORT brings you the latest from Old … (read more)

Posted: 5th, April 2016 | In: Back pages | Comment


David Cameron twins Oxfordshire with Sicily

All that talk of the Panama Papers and big money in murky offshore accounts has made the Times think about David Cameron and another offshore business off the coast of … (read more)

Posted: 5th, April 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comments (10)