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Arsenal boast youngest top-6 squad as Mkhitaryan leaves for Roma

More good news for Arsenal fans. Roma have signed the painfully ineffectual Henrikh Mkhitaryan on a season-long loan deal. The Italian club will pay all of the 30-year-old’s £200,00-a-week wages … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, September 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Carl Beech’s lies earned him £22,000 – Mohammed Banares is short-changed

Carl Beech doesn’t have to pay back the £22,000 handed to him by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). He could feel a pang of guilt at his lies and … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Football and betting: Stop using Liverpool, Spurs and Chelsea to advertise your own sound morals

Stop promoting 1xBet or else. News is that the Russian gambling company has no licence to operate in the UK. The Gambling Commission tells the Sunday Times it has written … (read more)

Posted: 1st, September 2019 | In: Money, News, Sports | Comment


Arsenal sell Monreal to Real Sociedad

Arsenal have sold defender Nacho Monreal to Real Sociedad on a two-year deal. The Spaniard was in the final year of his Arsenal contract. The 33-year-old made 250 appearances … (read more)

Posted: 31st, August 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Arsenal : Shkodran Mustafi is too good to fail

As Mohamed Elneny joins Besiktas on a year-long loan, Arsenal fans wonder which club will save them from another season of Shkodran Mustafi? Roma looked a possibility but they’ve signed … (read more)

Posted: 30th, August 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


CPS release video of ex-Liverpool footballer Dean Saunders ‘refusing a breath test’

Dean Saunders, the football pundit who used to played for Liverpool, was jailed for 10 weeks for refusing to provide a roadside breath test. He spent a day in … (read more)

Posted: 30th, August 2019 | In: News, Sports | Comment


Manchester United and Leeds great Eric Cantona’s UEFA awards speech in full

Eric Cantona was invited to say a few words before the 2019-20 Champions League draw in Monaco. That speech in full:

“As flies to wanton boys we are for the gods, … (read more)

Posted: 29th, August 2019 | In: Celebrities, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Going Prorogue – MPs fight to be the least democratic

A contender for the most ost absurd banner of all time: ‘Defend Democracy – Stop Brexit’

The Government’s decision to prorogue parliament means MPs have less time to debate Brexit before … (read more)

Posted: 29th, August 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Royal Mint needs Enid Blyton and Paddington Bear coins to make bankers appear human

Do you know what’s on a 20 euro note? Yes, yes, the number 20. Very good. But what’s the picture of? It’s an image of “Gothic architecture”. Euro banknotes “show … (read more)

Posted: 28th, August 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Carly Barton’s amnesty – a campaign for legal cannabis

Carly Barton was hit by a stroke in her early 20s. She discovered that cannabis alleviated the continual pain, what she describes as a “ridiculous amount of all-over pain – … (read more)

Posted: 28th, August 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Haddon Salt was the king of fish and chips from Skegness to California

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Yorkshireman Haddon Salt run a fish and chips empire that in the 1960s exceeded 500 stores. Kentucky Fried Chicken noticed the immigrant’s success. In 1969 the chicken mongers … (read more)

Posted: 28th, August 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment


Boris Johnson, Remainers or democracy?

Lots of noise about Boris Johnson checking the legalities of closing down parliament for five weeks from early September to mid-October. The buzzword is “prorogue”.

If the democratic chamber is muzzled, Johnson … (read more)

Posted: 26th, August 2019 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Chinese fakery : goods rebranded ‘Made In Vietnam’

Last week US President Donald Trump pledged a hike in tariffs on Chinese imports to the US. Trump accuses China of bad trading practices and intellectual property theft. USA Today … (read more)

Posted: 26th, August 2019 | In: Money, News, Politicians | Comment


Several Variants on the Game of Chess

Pippin Barr has developed this fun take on chess: several variations on the game of chess. Play in “Clone” mode and the piece you’ve moved replicates. “Chance” turns your piece into … (read more)

Posted: 26th, August 2019 | In: Technology | Comment


Why No VAR? Blatant Liverpool foul for first Arsenal goal

Good news for Arsenal fans is that you can feel hard done by at losing 3-1 to Liverpool. Salah’s terrific goal, Liverpool’s third, came after a second from the penalty … (read more)

Posted: 25th, August 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Hal is coming: Russian Spacecraft carrying humanoid Robot aborts Space Station docking

Have Ronald Reagan’s ray guns readied. An uncrewed Russian Soyuz Spacecraft carrying a humanoid robot has aborted docking at International Space Station.

Onboard the Roscosmos Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft is the … (read more)

Posted: 25th, August 2019 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment


Southampton man guilty of growing small amount of cannabis; innocent City boys think bigger

All that talk of legalising cannabis and in the meanwhile people are having their lives damaged by raising a cash crop in their residence. Michael Antony Muirhead was growing a … (read more)

Posted: 25th, August 2019 | In: News | Comment


Jeffrey Epstein: Prince Andrew’s pathetic defence in full

Prince Andrew has issued a statement about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein. It’s utter bilge. Quite extraordinary nonsense.

“I have said previously that it was a mistake and an error … (read more)

Posted: 24th, August 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment


Situations vacant : young women to rub Prince Andrew’s post-Epstein feet

Before he was “appalled” by Jeffrey Epstein’s corpse and the financier’s “alleged crimes”, Prince Andrew was seen getting a foot massage from a young woman at Epstein’s apartment. Writing in … (read more)

Posted: 24th, August 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment


Falsettos : Jews and Non-Jews can pretend to be Jews

Set in New York City in 1979, Falsettos is the musical that begins with the number “Four Jews in a Room Bitching”: “Marvin, his ten-year-old son Jason, his psychiatrist Mendel, … (read more)

Posted: 24th, August 2019 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment


Transfer Balls: Mustafi is ready to leave Arsenal

Vilifying one footballer for a team’s poor performances is brutal. And Shkodran Mustafi hasn’t been all bad for Arsenal. Or maybe the take away from the The Sun’s Top Trumps-style compare … (read more)

Posted: 24th, August 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Aggressive spiders will conquer the world

Things climate change is responsible for: angrier spiders. The Sun says this “maybe” true. As for labelling spiders angry in the fist place, well, who knew?

The paper picks up on … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, August 2019 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Boris Johnson : the 30-day spin

When Boris Johnson met German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the outcome was, depending on your spin, a pledge to do a Brexit deal in 30 days or a threat to end … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, August 2019 | In: News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment