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Corbyn’s Blue Period: Laura Murray, Minted Aristocrats and a £50m Picasso

Gabriel Pogrund has huge news. A scoop! “EXCLUSIVE: The mystery of who sold Picasso’s “Child with a Dove” for £50M in 2013, one of the most expensive artworks ever, is … (read more)

Posted: 10th, March 2019 | In: Money, Politicians, The Consumer | Comment


Spurs balls: Son on marriage and a childhood of marathon keepy-uppy sessions

No running a pub in the New Forest or stints sat on the Sky Sports sofas for Tottenham and South Korea forward Son Heung-min, 26, after he hangs up his … (read more)

Posted: 9th, March 2019 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment


Shamima Begum to get Duke of Edinburgh gold award

Aid workers and refugees were in mourning today at the news that a child has died in a refugee camp. “We’re inconsolable,” says Farida Agha, a Yazidi woman living in … (read more)

Posted: 9th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Shamima Begum: the baby is alive, dead and possibly British

Facts: zero. News: lots

Shamima Begum is back in the news because her lawyer, Tasnime Akunjee, has “told the Guardian”: “We have strong but as yet unconfirmed reports that Shamima Begum’s … (read more)

Posted: 8th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Chelsea balls: Sarri not sacked (day 236)

If you get your news from the Daily Mirror, the shocking realisation is that Maurizio Sarri is still the Chelsea manager. He was not sacked when Chelsea lost the Carabao … (read more)

Posted: 7th, March 2019 | In: Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Billionaire with Short Man Syndrome dies in penis enlargement operation

Sometimes enough is enough. He was 65. What a schmuck. Not a big one – well, not as big as he wanted to be. But rest well Ehud Arye Laniado, … (read more)

Posted: 7th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment


Watch Donald Trump call Apple CEO Tim Cook ‘Tim Apple’

Donald Trump capped a meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook by referring him as “Tim Apple”. And nobody in the room – not one person – laughed.

Nobody in the room … (read more)

Posted: 7th, March 2019 | In: News, Politicians, Technology | Comment


Spurs and Liverpool fans: Klopp, Pochettino and Mourinho ‘almost 100%’ certain to get Real Madrid job

The BBC says former Chelsea and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is “almost 100% certain” to rejoin Real Madrid this summer. In 2013, Mourinho left Real to return to Chelsea. … (read more)

Posted: 7th, March 2019 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Jeremy Corbyn ally accused of defending blatant anti-Semitism

More on Jeremy Corbyn and his problem with Jews and anti-semitism in his version of the Labour Party. The Times says an ally of the Labour leader’s blocked the suspension … (read more)

Posted: 6th, March 2019 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Madeleine McCann: Netflix and Maddie Podcast in ratings battle

Netflix and chill to the Maddie McCann documentary soon-to-be streamed to your living rooms. It’ll be a show that tugs hard on the single-thread story: child vanishes. What light it … (read more)

Posted: 6th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comment


TSA stops man with rocket-propelled grenade launcher in bags

To Pennsylvania airport, where a traveller is being met by the traditional refrain “Anything to declare, sir?” Yes and no. He does have a rocket-propelled grenade launcher in his bags. … (read more)

Posted: 6th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Man escapes guilty verdict by not swearing an oath on the Bible

Flashbak to a courtroom in Camden County, New Jersey. It’s 2011. Dr. Abbas Husain is being found guilty of sexual harassment. He’s a Hindu and didn’t place his hand on … (read more)

Posted: 6th, March 2019 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment


Knife Crime UK: Government calls in RAF; Javid declares state of National Emergency; Cressida Dick and shoot to kill

Home Secretary Sajid Javid says the country is in a state of “national emergency” over knife crime, or what is now universally referred to as the “knife crime epidemic”. Last … (read more)

Posted: 6th, March 2019 | In: News | Comment


Transfer balls: Overmars and Matthijs in; vote Mustafi out

Arsenal fans get to feel the warmth of a rosy-fingered dawn as news hits the cycle of Ajax director of football Marc Overmars’ return to the Gunners. And that’s not … (read more)

Posted: 6th, March 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Ilan Omar: the Left knows a Muslim woman can’t be an anti-Semite

Ilhan Omar is the Somali-American elected to a seat in the US congress. She is noticeable by her hijab, a rare sight in Congress. This Democrat is also making headlines … (read more)

Posted: 5th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Jeremy Corbyn and the egging: what really happened

This is not an egg

John Murphy, the man accused of assaulting Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, has been talking. He tells the Guido Fawkes blog:

“Yesterday I squished an egg … (read more)

Posted: 5th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Stem-cell transplant rids man of AIDS

A stem-cell transplant has rid a patient of AIDS. Tests showed HIV is no longer detected in the patient’s body. The man was being treated for cancer. The BBC reports:

The … (read more)

Posted: 5th, March 2019 | In: News | Comment


Knife Crime: stop and search wanted; austerity blamed; a Government licence to carry a knife

The Times is alone in not leading with knife crime. For all other national newspapers the biggest story is of “warzones on our streets” (Express) and what the Government can … (read more)

Posted: 5th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


When Jeremy Corbyn, Diane Abbott and Barry Gardiner wanted to ban Keith Flint

On 08 December 1997, Jeremy Corbyn wanted to ban us from knowing about a song by The Prodigy. The groups’ frontman Keith Flint has died too soon at the age … (read more)

Posted: 4th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, Music, News, Politicians | Comment


Labour’s Anti-Semitism: Rachel Riley sues Jeremy Corbyn staffer for libel

More now on the egg that was “tossed”, “pelted”, thrown” and smashed down on Jeremy Corbyn’s head with a clenched “fist”. After much debate on the nature of how the … (read more)

Posted: 4th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Hurray for Troy Deeney: Watford’s anti-role model role model

Cameron and someone else’s child

If Wayne Rooney is your role model, you’re either one of his sons or mentally negligible. The Government loves to portray footballers as our moral guides, … (read more)

Posted: 4th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Sports | Comment


I’m not just masturbating in the mirror – I’m being autosexual with my selfie stick

A question for readers The Metro: “What’s it like being autosexual, when you’re attracted to yourself?” Is it a bit like being a wanker, only with more mirrors, a selfie … (read more)

Posted: 4th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment


Jeremy Corbyn egged; John Murphy charged with assault by beating; Brexit not Islam

John Murphy from Barnet has been arrested and charged with assault by beating. It’s alleged he egged Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn as he and the shadow home secretary Diane … (read more)

Posted: 4th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Transfer balls: Maxi Gomes to Liverpool; agent Luis Suarez on the phone; Timo Werner waits

Liverpool are willing to spend £35m on Celta Vigo and Uruguay striker Maxi Gomez. The BBC says Liverpool will spend all that money after the club’s former player Luis Suarez … (read more)

Posted: 4th, March 2019 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Shamima Begum should be executed: Yezidi victims speak out

And now in the break between instalments in the life and times of jihadi Shamima Begum, we get to hear from Pari Ibrahim, Executive Director at the Free Yezidi Foundation. … (read more)

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