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‘Good on her’: Australian TV host praises the white twin over the black twin of mixed-race parents

Maria and Lucy Aylmer from Gloucester, UK, are twins. “Good on her,” says the TV host as she appraises Lucy’s fair skin. Non-identical twins are not identical is not a … (read more)

Posted: 6th, June 2020 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment


Madeleine McCann: The Sun versus Christian Brueckner and what Tasmin Sillence really saw

The Sun has been talking about depraved criminal Christian Brueckner with a “Key Madeleine McCann witness”. But has the paper been sticking to the facts to get a story? The … (read more)

Posted: 6th, June 2020 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comment


Madeleine MaCann: Christian Brueckner, blonde Inga Gehricke but not darker Aref Ismaili

After moral panics, conspiracy theories, false accusations, arguidos and hundreds of journalists typing the words “every parent’s worst nightmare”, we are now invited to wonder if Christian Brueckner kidnapped … (read more)

Posted: 6th, June 2020 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment


Police looting Nike trainers in Chicago has nothing to do with race or the death of George Floyd

Was the alleged murder of George Floyd not enough to damn the police? Having witnessed the worst of policing, many want more. Take the story “Policeman Caught Looting Nike Shoes … (read more)

Posted: 5th, June 2020 | In: News | Comment


Madeleine McCann: assumed dead, photos of German paedo Christian B and Jimmy Savile

Yesterday Madeleine McCann returned to the front pages. A relaxing of the Covid-19 induced lockdown meant the time was ripe for police and media to bring us an update on … (read more)

Posted: 5th, June 2020 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comment


Madeleine McCann: maybe the German in the van took her – or maybe not

There’s a new suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. It’s a 43-year-old German man. No need to look for him. He’s already in prison. German media has identified him … (read more)

Posted: 4th, June 2020 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comment


Fabulous Photographs and Art Prints of Manchester United and Manchester City Football Fans 1976-1977

Thanks to the Flashbak art prints shop for showing us these brilliant photographs of football fans in Manchester in the late 1970s. They were taken by Iain S. P. … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, June 2020 | In: Key Posts, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Coronavirus Club: what happens if Premier League players refuse to play?

We’ve heard a fair a bit about footballers testing positive – and most of them testing negative – for coronavirus. But what if they don’t want to work in an … (read more)

Posted: 31st, May 2020 | In: Sports | Comment


Monkeys mug lab assistant and escape with Coronavirus samples

To Delhi, India, where news is that monkeys have made off with samples of Covid-19. The monkeys attacked a laboratory assistant and made off with a batch of coronavirus blood … (read more)

Posted: 31st, May 2020 | In: Strange But True | Comment


George Floyd Riots: video of mob trying to murder and rob sword wielding man in Dallas

How do you react to the death of George Floyd. You should be angry. You should be sickened by the casual acts of violence that left a man dead after … (read more)

Posted: 31st, May 2020 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


George Floyd: An Incredible photograph of the 3rd Precinct in Minneapolis burning

This striking image of a fire engulfing police Precinct 3 in Minneapolis, USA, was taken by @slate_mk.2 on Instagram. The allegation is that a police offer murdered George Floyd. There’s … (read more)

Posted: 30th, May 2020 | In: News | Comment


George Floyd was ‘murdered’ but whodunnit?

The death of George Floyd has been televised the world over. But who to blame for what his alleged murder? The Telegraph leads with Donald’s Trump’s role in the story. … (read more)

Posted: 30th, May 2020 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Durham Police statement on Dominic Cummings in full: he’s innocent (probably)

Mirror misquotes police.

What of Dominic Cummings, the Prime Minister’s aide who “may” have broken lockdown rules? “May” is the word of the moment because police in Derbyshire says Cummings … (read more)

Posted: 29th, May 2020 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Justice for George Floyd: watch Precinct 3 burn

People are angry that George Floyd died after a run-in with police in Minneapolis. The key question is: could George Floyd’s death have been prevented? The answer must be a … (read more)

Posted: 29th, May 2020 | In: News | Comment


Emily Maitlis, the New European and the 48% want a referendum on Mr Brexit

The New European, the newspaper created to campaign for a second referendum (failed) and keep the UK in the EU (ditto), reports on a petition created to support Emily Maitlis, … (read more)

Posted: 28th, May 2020 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Fake news: BBC broke rules in stating that Dominic Cummings broke lockdown rules

Last Tuesday’s edition of BBC’s Newsnight kicked off with presenter Emily Maitlis telling viewers: “Dominic Cummings broke the rules, the country can see that, and it’s shocked the government cannot.” … (read more)

Posted: 27th, May 2020 | In: News, Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment


Coronavirus Amen: Priests Baptise With Water Pistols

To maintain the correct social distance in the coronavirus age priests are performing baptisms with water pistols.

File under ‘Guns for Jesus’.
… (read more)

Posted: 27th, May 2020 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Non-violent murder by natural causes: the mysterious death of George Floyd

Death, murder and a killing. How do you report on George Floyd, the 46-year-old man filmed telling the policeman kneeling on his neck, “Please, please, please, I can’t breathe”? He … (read more)

Posted: 27th, May 2020 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Football team populates stands with sex doll WAGs

To South Korea, where FC Seoul being are being cheered on by a platoon of immaculate WAGs. But take a closer look and these women are entirely made of man-made … (read more)

Posted: 26th, May 2020 | In: Sports, Strange But True | Comment


Cafe in Germany keeps social distancing with swimming pool noodles

To the “Café Rothe Schwerin” in Germany, where punters can maintain social distancing by wearing a swimming noodle on their heads. The cafe is open for al fresco dining, and … (read more)

Posted: 25th, May 2020 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Clap for Cummings and the lockdown breakers

Clap for Dom

Was Boris Johnson’s successful in shutting don the story that his top handler Dominic Cummings broke the lockdown rules when he drove from London to Durham? No. … (read more)

Posted: 25th, May 2020 | In: News | Comment


JK Rowling offers a year’s salary to whoever tweeted about Cummings and Johnson being ‘truth twisters’ from the official UK Civil Service twitter account

The tweet was live for around 20 minutes: “Arrogant and offensive,” said the UK Civil Service’s official twitter account. “Can you image having to work with these truth twisters.” That’s … (read more)

Posted: 24th, May 2020 | In: News | Comment


Exterminate: Dalek delivers Government’s coronavirus update

The Government’s Daily coronavirus update gets a new speaker thanks to Miriam Elia on Facebook. Unless that’s man of the moment Dominic Cummings? Exterminate!
… (read more)

Posted: 24th, May 2020 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Cancel the Premier League season: AFC Bournemouth player tests positive for coronavirus

Why anyone still think it’s sane to resume the Premier League season is beyond most of us. The German Bundesliga has restarted but with no crowds it’s a moribund, soulless … (read more)

Posted: 24th, May 2020 | In: Sports | Comment