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Nick Timothy on economics and coronavirus – Theresa May never stood a chance

Theresa May’s former staffer Nick Timothy is writing about the coronavirus and China. He served as Joint Downing Street Chief of Staff, alongside Fiona Hill, to Prime Minister May, until … (read more)

Posted: 14th, April 2020 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Spurs relinquish title of world’s greediest football club

Tottenham will not be milking the State, taking advantage of the government’s furlough scheme for some non-playing staff during the coronavirus crisis. Following Liverpool’s belated relation that a corporation, sorry, … (read more)

Posted: 13th, April 2020 | In: Money, News, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Prince William says Britain is ‘best’ in a crisis and coronavirus is media hype

Smile and wave, just smile and wave

Prince William says Britain is “at its best” when people are suffering. How he knows this is moot. “I think Britain is at its … (read more)

Posted: 13th, April 2020 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment


No-one is crossing Abbey Road – live cam

The Coronavirus is keeping traffic flowing on Abbey Road, London. The EarthCam, affiliated to Abbey Road Studios, delivers a live view of the zebra crossing at Abbey Road, the one … (read more)

Posted: 13th, April 2020 | In: News | Comment


Ross Kemp saves the nation by pulling on PPE and strolling through an intensive care ward treating coronavirus patients

By now you’ll be wondering what Grant Mitchell, aka Ross Kemp, is up to? Have pretended to be a soldier on EastEnders, the BBC’s fly-on-the-wall documentary on London life, fearless, … (read more)

Posted: 12th, April 2020 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment


The Government Coronavirus advice vs Cards Against Humanity

Lots of us got the Government’s letter telling us to stay indoors for at least 12 weeks and protect the NHS. Amy Allen had updated the missive with a a … (read more)

Posted: 12th, April 2020 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment


Cambridge police patrol the aisles at Tesco supermarket

A tweet from the Cambridge police force aka twitter’s ‘Cambridge Cops’: “Officers visited Tesco Barhill this morning as part of their patrols around supermarkets and green spaces this weekend. Good … (read more)

Posted: 10th, April 2020 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment


Forget Coronavirus and let’s all hate Robert Jenrick

Meet Robert Jenrick. He’s one of those Tory ministers from central casting. He is (checks facts) the Communities Secretary. Jenrick’s on the front pages of the Mail, Guardian and … (read more)

Posted: 10th, April 2020 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


RIP the great American artist Mort Drucker

Like many of you, I grew up reading MAD magazine and enjoying the famed getting lampooned. Mort Drucker drew much of the magazine’s best artwork. He died this week aged … (read more)

Posted: 10th, April 2020 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment


Northants police : we will check your shopping trolley – just not yet

Northants Police go on the record: “To clarify some suggestions made in the media, we absolutely will NOT be searching people’s shopping trolleys – at this stage.”

Not “at this stage”. … (read more)

Posted: 9th, April 2020 | In: News | Comment


Coronavirus: Mrs Michael Gove checks Boris Johnson’s prostate in the Mail

Writing in the Daily Mail, Mrs Michael Gove, aka Sarah Vine, looks at the health of Boris Johnson and other leading politicians. The Prime Minister is very unwell with the … (read more)

Posted: 9th, April 2020 | In: News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


Jewish Chronicle newspaper goes bust

The Jewish Chronicle, aka The JC, is seeking a creditors voluntary liquidation of Jewish Chronicle Newspapers Ltd. The oldest continuously published Jewish newspaper in the world has gone bust. It … (read more)

Posted: 8th, April 2020 | In: News | Comment


Manchester United plan to use coronavirus to get players on the cheap

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems like a decent bloke. But today the Mail tells us that the Manchester United manager has promised to behave with all the morals of, well, Spurs. … (read more)

Posted: 8th, April 2020 | In: manchester united, News, Sports | Comment


This comment on Jamie Oliver’s coronavirus cooking wins

Jamie Oliver says ‘Keep Cooking and Carry On’…

Keep cooking and carry on…
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Posted: 8th, April 2020 | In: Celebrities | Comment


Bonds and demand: Guardian get it wrong

In a story on the global bond market’s response to coronavirus, the Guardian tells its readers: “The global bond markets, which handle hundreds of billions of trades every day, are … (read more)

Posted: 8th, April 2020 | In: Money, News | Comment


John Prine sings Sam Stone

Chicago folk musician John Prine (10 October 1946 – 7 April 2020) recorded Sam Stone “to say something about our soldiers who’d go over to Vietnam, killing people and not knowing why … (read more)

Posted: 8th, April 2020 | In: Music, News | Comment


Matt Hancock wants us to hate footballers not him

UK health secretary Matt Hancock wants us to stop looking at him and look instead at footballers, those self-made, young athletes largely from working-class backgrounds. Says Matt Hancock: “Given the … (read more)

Posted: 7th, April 2020 | In: Politicians, Sports | Comment


Liverpool back down leaving Spurs to win title of world’s greediest football club

Liverpool have listened to the fans and media who decried their decision to place some non-playing staff on temporary leave and take advantage of the Government’s furlough scheme to … (read more)

Posted: 7th, April 2020 | In: Liverpool, Money, News, Sports, Spurs | Comment


It’s a Squirrel Picnic Table and Bench

Why not use your free time to paint a picture, write the great American tweet or build a Squirrel Picnic Table and Bench?

Spotter: Etsy
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Posted: 7th, April 2020 | In: The Consumer | Comment


China is ground zero for a pandemic – 2017 article alerts us to Coronavirus

In November 2017, Smithsonian magazine article published the article “Is China Ground Zero for a Future Pandemic?” Usually I’d to defer Betteridge’s law of headlines, an adage that states: “Any headline that … (read more)

Posted: 6th, April 2020 | In: News | Comment


Brighton copper puts out coronavirus barbecue with helmet full of seawater

No need for police to follow smoke signals. The barbecuers are pretty easy to spot:

Meanwhile… in Peckham, London:

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Posted: 6th, April 2020 | In: News | Comment


Make Your Own Vinyl Records with an Easy Record Maker

You don’t need a factory to make vinyl records. Japanese artist Yuri Suzuki has crested the Easy Record Maker:

To cut a record, you simply play audio through an aux cable and lift the … (read more)

Posted: 6th, April 2020 | In: Music, Technology, The Consumer | Comment


New York City tiger has coronavirus – avoid tigers

To the Bronx Zoo in New York City, where a tiger has tested positive for Coronavirus. Yeah,. How come they test tigers before humans? This news comes from the Wildlife … (read more)

Posted: 6th, April 2020 | In: News | Comment


Manchester City’s Kyle Walker is not a role model – he’s just a gilded bellend

“I want to take this opportunity to issue a public apology for the choices I made last week,” says Manchester City and England footballer Kyle Walker. “I understand that my … (read more)

Posted: 5th, April 2020 | In: Manchester City, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


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