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Madeleine McCann: Maddie’s 10 birthday cakes

Madeleine McCann: an at-a-glance look at the missing child in the news.

The Sun: “BIRTHDAY WISH Madeleine McCann’s mum Kate still throws her a birthday party each year with cake and … (read more)

Posted: 29th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comment


Russian spy Maria Butina to be sentenced

Amid all the talk of Russian collusion in the election of Donald Trump to the highest office in the Western world and how former KGB colonel Vladimir Putin worked Brexit … (read more)

Posted: 29th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Manchester United appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – a manager who has won nothing

From the hunt for proven winners – Louis Van Gaal and Jose Mourinho – to the decision to settle for a man who has won nothing as manager. Manchester … (read more)

Posted: 28th, March 2019 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment


Border Force detain man who refused to remove ‘Bollocks to Brexit’ badge

It’s not yet mandatory for all voters in the referendum to wear a badge advertising which way they voted. But it should me. And lighting the path to a more … (read more)

Posted: 28th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Stephen Pinker’s 13 rules for good writing

Want to write well? Harvard Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker has outlined his 13 rules for good writing on Twitter. That Twitter keeps things brief is a clue to what Pinker thinks works … (read more)

Posted: 27th, March 2019 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment


Marijuana: cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is something to worry about

How’s your learning curve? A bit flat? Business Insider brings news of something making marijuana users violently ill. This matters. You should know what you’re taking.

Cannabis is all the go … (read more)

Posted: 27th, March 2019 | In: News | Comment


Madeleine McCann: the cloning programme

Madeleine McCann: an at-a-glance round-up of stories about the missing child in today’s media.

The website Mama Mia has “6 unanswered questions we have after watching The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann”. … (read more)

Posted: 27th, March 2019 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment


EU ends speeding, driverless cars for everyone – car insurance is dead

The EU plans to introduce technology to limit the speed of vehicles sold in Europe from 2022. “Every year, 25,000 people lose their lives on our roads,” says EU … (read more)

Posted: 27th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Technology | Comment


Hamas rockets ‘land’ but Israel ‘attacks’

If it happens in Israel, it’s reported on the Guardian’s front page. Yesterday seven Israelis were hurt when a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit a house in Mishmeret, … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2019 | In: News | Comment


Look busy – the Porn Laws are coming

Ban this sick filth

Fill your kinky boots on porn while you can, gels and guys. The Government is getting ready to collect the lot in a giant carrier bag (recycled) … (read more)

Posted: 25th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Biased media: Tabloids say British Pakistanis are a threat to national security

On the Daily Star’s page 2 a story about “British kids” being taken to Pakistan “and enrolled in chilling extremist summer schools”. These schools offer a “glorified version of jihad”. … (read more)

Posted: 25th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Uri Gellar : he can’t save Michael Jackson but he can stop Brexit

Renowned spoon bender Uri Geller says he can stop Brexit with the power of this mind – just as he’s stopped Jeremy Corbyn becoming Prime Minister.

Geller’s powers are mighty … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, March 2019 | In: Celebrities, Politicians, Strange But True | Comment


Man jailed for removing customer’s ear and nipples without anaesthetic

“He stated that had he known it was illegal, he would never have had the procedure because he certainly was not that desperate to have his ear removed,” Mr Grieves-Smith … (read more)

Posted: 21st, March 2019 | In: Strange But True | Comment


After Christchurch: Don’t worry Jacinda the killer’s name will soon be forgotten

When fans of West Ham United taunt Spurs’ ‘Yid Army’ with the chant ‘He’s coming for you, he’s coming for you, we won’t say his name, but he’s coming for … (read more)

Posted: 21st, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Donald Trump: John McCain still hasn’t thanked me for his funeral

US President Donald Trump ‘has attacked the late Senator John McCain, complaining that he “didn’t get a thank you” for his state funeral.” So says the BBC. McCain never talked … (read more)

Posted: 21st, March 2019 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Lottery winner Ade Goodchild saves us from Brexit

You can’t come out from under there yet. And go easy on those provisions you’ve stored and planned to live on until March 29 when you could re-emerge into society. … (read more)

Posted: 21st, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, Money, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


Brexit: Corbyn shows the humiliated 90% what they’re missing

In the latest news, a poll conducted by Sky discovers that 90% of us consider the handling of negotiations with the EU a “national humiliation”. Seven percent of mouth breathers … (read more)

Posted: 20th, March 2019 | In: Politicians | Comment


What racism? Raheem Sterling becomes the tabloids’ role model

In a tribute to Jadon Sancho, the England and Borussia Dortmund winger, the Sun’s Martin Blackburn says Raheem Sterling might be “something of a role model” to the tyro. Writing … (read more)

Posted: 20th, March 2019 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Brexit: Operation Yellowhammer replaces Operation Glasshammer

Finally something new in the Brexit shambles. The Daily Telegraph leads with Brexit, telling readers that unless Theresa May and her minions agree a new date for the UK leaving … (read more)

Posted: 20th, March 2019 | In: News | Comment


Madeleine McCann: the international Belgian paedo mob

The News: What you missed (but didn’t) / what we already know / and a big maybe

Now that Madeleine McCann is back in the news thanks to a Netflix docu-drama, … (read more)

Posted: 19th, March 2019 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment


John Bercow v Brexit: you sweet beautiful man

Daily Mail

John Bercow is the “smug Speaker” (Sun) who yelled “Bollocks to Brexit” (see Mrs Bercow’s bumper sticker) who “ambushed” (Mail) the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. Bercow, the House of … (read more)

Posted: 19th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


Childhood evacuees in Wales

To escape German bombs, thousands of of children were sent from Liverpool and London to live in rural Wales. Flashbak has a terrific collection of images from life back then. … (read more)

Posted: 19th, March 2019 | In: News | Comment


Madeleine McCann: spotted in 90 countries; Netflix is ill; and the making of Our Maddie

“How much worse can it get for the Portugal travel and tourism industry?” asks one website in response to the eight-part Netflix drama, a feast on the Madeleine McCann story. … (read more)

Posted: 17th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comment


Transfer balls: Monchi agrees Arsenal move and joins Seville

On February 25 this year, the Daily Mirror reported: “Arsenal transfer news: Monchi ‘agrees deal’ to become Gunners sporting director.” Yesterday, Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo, better known as ‘Monchi’ and blessed … (read more)

Posted: 17th, March 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Key Posts, Sports | Comment


Comic Relief: David Lammy shamed whites into not giving

Two stories about Comic Relief, the BBC’s tired telethon. What is about the BBC that shows are celebrated chiefly for their longevity? And those presenters who go on for eons … (read more)

Posted: 17th, March 2019 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Money, News, TV & Radio | Comment