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Manchester United’s loss, Leicester City’s again and why newspapers are cheaper by the dozen

Harry Maguire, aka ‘Slabhead’ to his Leicester City teammates was great for England at the World Cup, Manchester United wanted him. But he stayed loyal to Leicester City and signed … (read more)

Posted: 12th, September 2018 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Madeleine McCann: more police, more PR and more money or else

 

Stories on Madeleine McCann stories can be divided into two files. There’a huge fat as a skyscraper file marked “Speculation”. And there’s another very slim file marked “Facts”. In this … (read more)

Posted: 12th, September 2018 | In: Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment


Labour: When is it right to vandalize a Holocaust memorial?

When is it right to vandalize a Holocaust memorial? Having debated the meaning of anti-semitism and if calling Jews ‘Nazis’ is righteous, Labour Party delegates will most likely be debating … (read more)

Posted: 11th, September 2018 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Why Harry Kane is underperforming for Spurs and England

Harry Kane, the Spurs and England striker, kicked the ball 20 times in England’s 1-2 defeat to Spain. Of those touches, accumulated over 90 minutes, just three were in the … (read more)

Posted: 10th, September 2018 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Facebook users should sue over 1.3billion fake accounts

When you busy ad space on Facebook, be warned: robots are not brand loyal unless programmed to be so and they’ve got no cash. When Facebook’s chief executive noted in … (read more)

Posted: 10th, September 2018 | In: Money, Technology | Comment


Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds are cosier than an otter’s pocket

 

News that Boris Johnson has been named an “adulterer” in divorce papers comes as a shock to anyone who wakes each day, quints at the sun and asks, ‘What the … (read more)

Posted: 10th, September 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


Serena Williams inspires a generation of girls to behave like entitled shits

Two things we learnt from The US Open Women’s final. Firstly, Serena Williams, the brilliant, ungallant, tantrum-tossing loser and her enablers – the President of the USTA pretty much ignored … (read more)

Posted: 10th, September 2018 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment


Iran’s fascination with local Enfield politics makes Joan Ryan a star in Tehran

How a reporter from Jew-baiting, Israel hating, Iranian propaganda channel and Jeremy Corbyn’s former paymasters Press TV managed to live tweet Labour’s vote of no confidence in Jew friendly Joan … (read more)

Posted: 8th, September 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Free speech loving Labour purges Israel supporters and censors the media as Joan Ryan is voted down

The purge is underway. As Jeremy Corbyn is labeled an anti-semite and the party twists and turns over its attitude towards Jews, Labour Party members called for a vote of … (read more)

Posted: 7th, September 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Manchester United fans and the Ronaldo fake news pledge

 

On May 8, 2017, the Manchester Evening News was “Fighting fake news”. Readers were assured that “Trust is name of the game in sports journalism – whatever team you support…” … (read more)

Posted: 6th, September 2018 | In: Back pages, manchester united | Comment


Labour updates Macpherson: hating Jews doesn’t make you a racist

If you can be an unwitting racist, is Jeremy Corbyn’s obsession with Jews and his friendships with those who want them dead a hate crime? Is Corbyn’s Labour Party institutional … (read more)

Posted: 6th, September 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


BBC reporter demands people stop using Instagram, Facebook and their phones to look at the BBC

“How do you deal with smartphone ‘zombies’?” asks the Jeremy Vine show on BBC Radio 2. You mean people like Mhairi McFarlane (@MhairiMcF), who responds: “What’s wrong with looking at … (read more)

Posted: 6th, September 2018 | In: News, Technology, TV & Radio | Comment


Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong joins Barcelona, laughs at Manchester City and chased by Spurs

The Guardian says Spurs are in for Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong. The fee? £40m. Not too shabby for player whose made 37 appearances for the Ajax first team. But is … (read more)

Posted: 5th, September 2018 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Jed Mercurio’s Bodyguard harks back to the Johnson Dick affair

When not giving the ‘go’ for an innocent man to be shot dead on the London Underground, Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick is on the PR trail. Last week Dick … (read more)

Posted: 5th, September 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, TV & Radio | Comment


Salisbury poisoning madness: Russian spies made getaway on Southwest trains Sunday service

 

The suspects in the Salisbury Novichok poisoning case are two Russian nationals called Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. They are straight out of central casting. Theresa May says the mean are … (read more)

Posted: 5th, September 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Arsenal can’t do any worse if Gazidis heads to AC Milan

Arsenal fans are invited to reappraise the work of Ivan Gazidis, the Arsenal chief executive being courted by AC Milan. The Times says Arsenal are “irritated” and “exasperated” over the … (read more)

Posted: 5th, September 2018 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Tour of Britain now features a huge penis at Capstone Hill and a ride into Cockermouth

 

It might not have the Alpine peaks, history and drugs history, but the Tour of Britain bike race does feature a massive penis. Helping sell the Tour to a new … (read more)

Posted: 5th, September 2018 | In: Sports, Strange But True | Comment


Peak Guardian: fight fatphobia and why being unhealthy is deadly

 

The Guardian’s cover is a thing of wonder – the wonder being did anyone read it before going to print? Having invited readers to “fight fatphobia – ten ways to … (read more)

Posted: 4th, September 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Respected Manchester United Jose Mourinho gets a suspended jail sentence for greed

Just one more reason to admire and respect Manchester United manager José Mourinho: he’s earned one-year suspended sentence (two six-month prison sentences) in a long-running tax fraud case with the … (read more)

Posted: 4th, September 2018 | In: manchester united, Money, Sports | Comment


In full: David Remnick’s memo to New Yorker staffers about the Steve Bannon interview

This is David Remnick’s memo to New Yorker staffers about the decision not to interview Steve Bannon at the magazine’s yearly festival. Remnick is the magazine’s editor who intended to … (read more)

Posted: 4th, September 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


West Ham guarantee Pellegrini £15m for losing every match

Do managers who score a job at a Premier League club need to try hard? Players on contracts of £50,000 a week have no need to perform to the best … (read more)

Posted: 4th, September 2018 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Lana Del Rey cancels Israel but lines up shows in BDS friendly Syria

Bad news, pop fans. Lana Del Rey will not be headlining the Meteor Festival in Tel Aviv. She can’t make it because the venue, Kibbutz Lehavot HaBashan, is in Israel … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, September 2018 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment


Cosby Show star tries to forget working with Bill: the delicious shaming of Geoffrey Owens

There’s a thrill in spotting a famous face. And we can imagine the excitement when, as Fox News puts it in breathless tones,  “‘Cosby Show’ actor Geoffrey Owens [was] spotted … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, September 2018 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment


There’s Costa Coffee machine that plays creepy coffee shop noises

“I’ve found the worst thing in the world,” tweets Alistair Coleman. “It’s a Costa coffee machine that plays coffee shop noises while it makes your drink, so you can pretend … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, September 2018 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment