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The one about the man who died at Chichester Theatre

Sir – and Madam – I read with interest the letter penned by Johnny Cameron, Fyfield, Wiltshire. It appeared in The Spectator (April , 2018). It might be the most quintessentially … (read more)

Posted: 7th, May 2018 | In: Broadsheets, Strange But True | Comment


Prince Harry can’t recall meeting Meghan’s dad Thomas in Toronto?

Time to catch up with Thomas Markle, Meghan Markle’s dad. The Mail says the “virtual recluse” has still to meet Prince Harry. In the build up to the wedding, the … (read more)

Posted: 7th, May 2018 | In: News, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment


Transfer balls: Fekir news and Klopp’s Dembele to Liverpool confession

Is the job of a journalist to talk truth to power or to spin a story from ether? The BBC says Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp “admits he would be interested … (read more)

Posted: 7th, May 2018 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Racism is only unacceptable if McDonnell and Corbyn notice it in Pendle

The story of the Tory and the racist joke features Pendle Council, Lancashire, and Rosemary Carroll’s return to the Conservative party’s ranks. In July 2017, Carroll was suspended from the … (read more)

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


Crystal Palace player apologies for scoring against Stoke

Patrick an Aanholt says he’s sorry for scoring a goal for Crystal Palace in the South Londoners 2-1 win over Stoke City. Van Aanholt has never played for Stoke. So … (read more)

Posted: 5th, May 2018 | In: News, Sports | Comment


UKIP vows to return the county to the Middle Ages

 

UKIP is going to kill you. Kill your first born. Kill everyone you love. Following a hammering at the polls, UKIP’s General Secretary went on the BBC’s Today programme, telling … (read more)

Posted: 5th, May 2018 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Florida newspaper advertises guns under Parkland massacre story

To Fort Lauderdale, where Florida’s Sun Sentinel daily newspaper thought it ok to publish an advert for a gun show righty below a front-page story on he massacre at Marjory … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, May 2018 | In: News | Comment


Clickbait balls: Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan crawls to Madrid

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is back training with Arsenal ahead of their do-or-die Europa League match with Atletico Madrid. The Armenian has emerged as a key figure in Arsenal’s season. Last weekend, … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, May 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal to recruit Liverpool’s Buvac on the cheap

Is it “bizarre” for Liverpool assistant manager Zeljko Buvac to be linked with the Arsenal manager’s job? The Liverpool Post says it is. Buvac, the Bosnian who has coached alongside … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, May 2018 | In: Arsenal, Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Right-wing tabloids use Piers Morgan’s impotent tool to bash Diane Abbott

As the Government inches towards its removal targets for people unsuited to their environment – farewell, Amber Rudd – the Press look around for the next scalp. They spot Diane Abbott, … (read more)

Posted: 30th, April 2018 | In: News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


Michelle Wolf didn’t go far enough

Michelle Wolf’s standup gig at the annual White House correspondents’ dinner on Saturday night was joyous. Wolf’s most memorable comments were pointed at press secretary, Sarah Sanders, and Trump’s daughter, Ivanka.

 

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Posted: 30th, April 2018 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Amber Rudd quits over Windrush; the front pages

Amber Rudd is no longer the Home Secretary. The newspapers lead with the story of the Windrush scandal. Rudd said she “inadvertently misled” MPs over targets for removing illegal immigrants. “Oh … (read more)

Posted: 30th, April 2018 | In: News | Comment


Fury, spin and apathy at a Daventry primary school

The Daventry Express had the news first. Ashby Fields Primary School, in Northamptonshire, is thinking about closing early on Friday afternoons in order to help its teaching staff maintain a … (read more)

Posted: 29th, April 2018 | In: News | Comment


Daily Mail: not knowing what gives you cancer gives you cancer

 

Lots of people wrongly believe things like stress, electromagnetic frequencies, microwave ovens, GM foods and drinking from plastic bottles cause cancer. A study in the European Journal of Cancer, by … (read more)

Posted: 28th, April 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


The Fight To Own Alfie Evans

Alfie Evans ( May 9 2016 – April 28 2018) has died at Liverpool’s Alder Hey Hospital, where he has been since his parents took him there in December 2016. … (read more)

Posted: 28th, April 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Margaret Calvert creates Women At Work

 

Margaret Calvert has produced her first print. Called Woman at Work, the print riffs on her fonts for British Rail and designs for the UK’s road signs with, such as … (read more)

Posted: 28th, April 2018 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Labour kick out an alleged antisemite; Corbyn stays

A mere 22 months after the incident, Marc Wadsworth has been expelled from the Labour Party. The Momentum activist made comments at an antisemitism event – no, not a rally … (read more)

Posted: 27th, April 2018 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Trump and Melania join the crown green bowls club

 

When Donald Trump and Melania were welcoming the French President and his wife, the First Couple opted to wear flannels and thereby best absorb some of drooling Macron’s copious amounts … (read more)

Posted: 27th, April 2018 | In: Politicians | Comment


This might be the greatest bodywash commercial of all time

Japan raise the bar for soap and bodywash stuff. (Although I did think the supebaddie wold mutate into mom). … (read more)

Posted: 27th, April 2018 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Pregnant woman trips boy and gives him a concussion (video)

Tally ho! When a woman deliberately tripped a 4-year-old boy who’d accidentally flicked her with a plastic door shield as he tore into a restaurant in China to fetch some chopsticks … (read more)

Posted: 26th, April 2018 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Why I sold Salah to Liverpool: Roma director relives the horror

“Every time he scores I’m like, ‘Oh, dear God’,” James Pallotta, Roma’s American owner, says of Mohamed Salah, Liverpool’s star player who joined the Reds from the Italians and orchestrated … (read more)

Posted: 26th, April 2018 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Hank Azaria says sorry The Simpsons Abu is upsetting

Hank Azaria says he’s “willing to step aside” from voicing the character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon in TV’s The Simpsons.  Azaria is pressured by a Indian-American comic Hari Kondabolu (The Problem with … (read more)

Posted: 25th, April 2018 | In: Celebrities, News, TV & Radio | Comment


Arsenal balls: Elneny vows to walk again

As ever, when a footballer is injured the tabloids shift into full ghoul mode, reaching for the blindfold and shotgun.  It was so when Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny was hurt … (read more)

Posted: 25th, April 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


France is ethnically cleansing Jews

In France, Nicolas Sarkozy, the country’s former president, Manuel Valls, the former prime minister, Charles Aznavour, the entertainer, and Gérard Depardieu, the actor, have all added their names to a … (read more)

Posted: 24th, April 2018 | In: News | Comment


Prince Crystal Palace: Kate Middleton makes Prince Harry even less employable

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has had her third child. It’s a… stinking rich kid born into hereditary privilege that mocks our democracy / man of the people with … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, April 2018 | In: News, Royal Family | Comment