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Police investigators need to be whiter than white in deciding if ‘whiter than white is racist’

Is “whiter than white” racist? Moreover, does saying “whiter than white” make you a racist? A senior Scotland Yard policeman who used the phrase “whiter than white” in an internal … (read more)

Posted: 17th, September 2018 | In: News | Comment


Time for Spurs and England to drop Harry Kane

Goals can conceal the truth. Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane scored 6 for England at the World Cup finals. The haul won him the Golden Boot as the tournament’s top … (read more)

Posted: 16th, September 2018 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment


Millfield boys suspended for thrashing boys’ naked bottoms with a cricket bat

Is this why so many top cricketers have been to public school: they’re taught them to keep their eye on the balls from an early age? To Millfield school in … (read more)

Posted: 16th, September 2018 | In: News | Comment


Liverpool: that photo of Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen massaging Roberto Firmino’s brain

 

As Spurs lost 1-2 at their adopted Wembley home to Liverpool, many people noticed the moment when Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen appeared to massage Roberto Firmino’s brain.

Did he mean to do it? Gouging … (read more)

Posted: 15th, September 2018 | In: Liverpool, Sports, Spurs | Comment


West Ham: leaks, Wilshere is injured and Champions League glory

Who is behind @exwhuemployee, a twitter account leaking the West Ham starting lineup before it’s common knowledge? For anyone keen to know which plodding midfield formation West Ham will field, … (read more)

Posted: 15th, September 2018 | In: Sports | Comment


Arsenal 2, Newcastle United 4 and Manchester United beat Watford on paper

 

In his weekly predict the scores for the BBC, ‘football expert’ Mark Lawrenson says Newcastle United with beat Arsenal. He reasons:
I just have a feeling it might work this time. … (read more)

Posted: 14th, September 2018 | In: Arsenal, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Jeremy Corbyn sells Jews a dog covered in feathers

Just bought a new dog. It quacks a lot, waddles and is scared silly of pancakes and plum sauce. A Jewish neighbour popped over and said my dog was a … (read more)

Posted: 14th, September 2018 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Jeremy Corbyn, Ian Bone and what it’s like to attend a Far Left wedding

Victoria Freeman wanted to know a bit more about Ian Bone, the bloke who shouted at Jacob Rees-Mogg’s children. She found this report on the wedding of Andrew Burgin of … (read more)

Posted: 14th, September 2018 | In: Politicians | Comment


Serena Williams: anti-bigots should just blame all men

The anti-bigots should be out in force when Carlos Ramos umpires his first tennis match since being outed as a “liar”, “thief” and “sexist” by Serena Williams as she lost … (read more)

Posted: 14th, September 2018 | In: Sports | Comment


Spurs goalie Hugo Lloris inspires millions of kids to get drunk and drive slowly in a Porsche

Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been found guilty of drink driving. It’s amazing that someone on big money bothers to drive when they can surely get blotto and hail a … (read more)

Posted: 13th, September 2018 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Madeleine McCann: Could, May and Perhaps rejoin the hunt

Madeleine McCann is back in the news. And it’s all abut the money.

The Metro tells us that the “hunt for Maddie McCann has cost £11600000 so far”.  Not quite. That’s … (read more)

Posted: 13th, September 2018 | In: Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal, West Ham and Manchester City can’t find enough bankers to fill their grounds

The Arsenal Supporters’ Trust (AST) says every empty seat at the Emirates is “a tragedy for those who want to watch but can’t get in”. Too true. The suits buy … (read more)

Posted: 12th, September 2018 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports, Spurs | Comment


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