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David Dimbleby and why the Posh live in a meritocracy

Are you posh? I’m asking for David Dimbleby, the hereditary BBC journalist, former Bullingdon Club member, pal to Prince Charles and whose son attended Eton College. His fellow BBC lifer John … (read more)

Posted: 30th, December 2018 | In: Key Posts, Money, News, Politicians | Comment


London cinema shows Holocaust film for babies

No parents came leaving less independent babies disappointed 

 

To Kilburn’s Kiln arts centre in London’s Brent, where the “parent and baby” film screening of  holocaust documentary Back to … (read more)

Posted: 30th, December 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Meghan Markle’s risky sister Samantha prepares to tell nothing in a new book

Samantha Markle not embarrassed by family links to Prince Andrew

 

No-one sane cares if Princess Meghan is black or mixed-race. What we appreciate far more than skin … (read more)

Posted: 30th, December 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment


Ruth Strauss: donate and help to cure cancer

Thoughts are with Ruth Strauss, who has died. Married to former England captain and director of cricket Andrew Strauss since 2003, Ruth was just 46 when she succumbed to lung … (read more)

Posted: 29th, December 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Transfer balls: Arsenal get Argentine star who ran himself over

Arsenal are in for Ever Banega, the Argentine currently at Seville. Banega, 30, will cost Arsenal around £18million. He’s worth it. The Gunners get an experienced player in his prime. They … (read more)

Posted: 29th, December 2018 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Clickbait horror: how to SEO the Strasbourg massacre

 

Solid clickbait work by the Daily Express which managed to make an SEO-friendly tourism guide to Strasbourg in the wake of a murderous attack on a Christmas market in the … (read more)

Posted: 29th, December 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Manchester United sack Mourinho

 

Farewell then Jose Mourinho, sacked as as manager of Manchester United for being overrated, whining, bitchy, sarcastic, negative and possessed of all charm of next door’s cat say by a … (read more)

Posted: 18th, December 2018 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


‘A physician’s letter to his wife’ – the most condescending letter ever written?

In “A physician’s letter to his wife” the self-styled “The Physician Philosopher” – an  “anesthesiologist who blogs at his self-titled site, The Physician Philosopher” – writes an open letter to his wife. It … (read more)

Posted: 15th, December 2018 | In: Key Posts, Money, Strange But True | Comment


West Ham players pot the red and screw back

Image: Betway

Betway, sponsorss of the 2018 UK Snooker Championship, invited West Ham players Marko Arnautovic, Mark Noble, Robert Snodgrass and Javier Hernandez down to their local … (read more)

Posted: 15th, December 2018 | In: Online-PR | Comment


Thick and Williams pays millions in tribute to Marvin Gaye

Jackie Wilson, George Michael and a friend

 

Fools and wannabes borrow. Geniuses steal. Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams are now millions of dollars lighter in the trousers … (read more)

Posted: 13th, December 2018 | In: Money, Music, News | Comment


Bigots use Raheem Sterling racism row to control football fans

No Chelsea fans were at the Etihad last night to see Raheem Sterling and the rest of his Manchester City team beat Hoffenheim in the Champions League. No-one called Raheem … (read more)

Posted: 13th, December 2018 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, manchester united, News, Sports | Comment


Manchester United balls: bury your hatchets – Mourinho’s team did well

That Manchester United are not all that good is clear. That they are also not all that bad is missed by people who see the badge and expect the points … (read more)

Posted: 13th, December 2018 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


After Strasbourg: Chérif Chekatt is a Moroccan, an Algerian and a Frenchman in Syria

 

A “gunman” shot three people dead and injured 12 others at Strasbourg’s Christmas market. The Guardian says gunman is “a 29-year-old born in Strasbourg”. And that is all. Any idea why … (read more)

Posted: 13th, December 2018 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Spurs balls: Pochettinho to Real Madrid or Manchester United

Spurs are in a “panic”. Tottenham are fretting over the future of their manger, Mauricio Pochettino. The Star says Poch is wanted by Manchester United and Real Madrid. Having taken … (read more)

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


Brexit: tabloids react, Sinn Fein swears allegiance and Ireland is revolting

 

It was the 117’s finest moment, the day they voted for a new Tory Party leader and to defenestrate Theresa May. They lost. May won by 200 votes to 117. … (read more)

Posted: 13th, December 2018 | In: News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


The Stansted 15 and the right to protest – don’t cheery pick your causes

Wind your neck back to March 28 2017. Fifteen protestors are attempting to prevent a plane chartered by the Home Office to deport illegal immigrants from leaving London’s Stansted airport. … (read more)

Posted: 12th, December 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Brexit: Theresa May has more sticking power than an adolescent’s sheets

With more sticking power than an adolescent’s sheets, can Theresa May stave off an attack on her leadership from her own party? Tory MPs will vote on Theresa May’s leadership. … (read more)

Posted: 12th, December 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


SOAS: dismal students ban the wrong kind of jokes at UNICEF fundraiser

 

SOAS University of London sent comedians invited to perform at a benefit gig a set of rules. This “behavioural agreement” censors them for talking about anything that is not “respectful and … (read more)

Posted: 12th, December 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Chelsea fans denies calling Raheem Sterling a ‘black c**t’

You do what you can to upset the opposition, right? Raheem Sterling was collecting a ball at Stamford  Bridge when a group of Chelsea fans of a type that used … (read more)

Posted: 11th, December 2018 | In: Chelsea, Key Posts, Manchester City, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


When squirrels attacks: critter jumps on delivery drivers head

If a squirrel jumped on your head, what would you do? They have big teeth and sharp nails. They pick out bad nuts and destroy them. But when this squirl … (read more)

Posted: 11th, December 2018 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Remembering lost loves through the power of photography

 

Do you look at a photograph and hurtle back to a docent place and time? “Loved & Lost is a documentary that explores our experiences of loss through photography and audio interview,” … (read more)

Posted: 11th, December 2018 | In: Photojournalism | Comment


Raheem Sterling: of course it’s racism

Is Manchester City footballer Raheem Sterling singled out for special attention because he’s black? At Stamford Bridge last weekend, he was verbally assaulted by four people in the section reserved for … (read more)

Posted: 11th, December 2018 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, manchester united, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


The Inbetweeners are back for a 10th anniversary special

 

After the yellow Fiat Cinquecento – The Yellow Peril – sank in 2010, The Inbetweeners headed off for films in Magaluf and Australia. But now the car and the foursome are back in … (read more)

Posted: 10th, December 2018 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Brexit: Theresa May keeps her powder dry as drips and storm clouds gather

 

How do you illustrate Brexit? The papers go with a photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas. The front pages feature a picture of Theresa May beneath a black umbrella. Her eyes are … (read more)

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


Terrified hang glider student hangs on with one hand over beautiful scenery

To Switzerland, where a hang glider instructor has such faith in his student (or burning hatred – ed), he didn’t properly attach him to the glider. Try not to look … (read more)

Posted: 10th, December 2018 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment