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Brexit: Guardian absolves Labour MPs who backed Brexit and EU wonk Donald Tusk sent to Hell

When Donald Tusk, president of the European council, sent Brexiteers and Leave voters to a “special place in hell”, the Guardian knew who he was talking about: Tories. In a … (read more)

Posted: 7th, February 2019 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Rolf Harris is alive and coming to a school near you

Convicted child abuser Rolf Harris is alive. Who knew? This week the man once famous for asking kids “Can you tell what it is yet?” as he panted his way … (read more)

Posted: 7th, February 2019 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


See you in Hell, Donald Tusk

Dante and Virgil escape from Hell, from a 15th century manuscript of the Inferno

European Council President Donald Tusk says there is a “special place in Hell” for “those who promoted … (read more)

Posted: 6th, February 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Chelsea balls: Willian off; Hazard decides; Luiz on a free; and a transfer ban

Sports writing highlights in the London Evening Standard, which brings news of Chelsea FC’s Willian. On Page 57, we read a story continued from the “back page”. But the back … (read more)

Posted: 5th, February 2019 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Scum: Liam Neeson uses rape and racism to promote a movie

Actor Liam Neeson reacted to the rape of a friend by asking her what colour skin the perpetrator had. Funny question, no? He then armed himself with a cosh and … (read more)

Posted: 5th, February 2019 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment


Manchester United to double Rashford’s wages

How much is Marcus Rashford worth to Manchester United? Talk is of Real Madrid testing the water with a £100m bid for the striker. United pay Rashford around £75,000-a-week. They … (read more)

Posted: 5th, February 2019 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment


Arsenal balls: Emery’s transfer budget

Arsenal have a strange squad of players, a composite blend of the over-paid, over-hyped and under-performing. But worry not. New blood is on the way. The Sun says Arsenal are … (read more)

Posted: 5th, February 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, News, Sports | Comment


Love Island winner Jack Fincham: being famous gets you drugs and booze

Jack Fincham, winner of TV’s Love Island, and Mr Dani Dayer, wants to talk about “My coke shame”. But before the shame, the sympathetic back story. The Sun, which leads … (read more)

Posted: 5th, February 2019 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment


Arsenal Balls: 4 years since last away win over Big 6 team; greedy Stan Kroenke to blame; Emery needs 10 new players

Stan Kroenke – the man with one plan: milk the club and, er, that’s it

It is now four years and 21 matches since Arsenal last won away from … (read more)

Posted: 4th, February 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Key Posts, Sports | Comment


Historic sex abuse: 33 men arrested in Yorkshire on the word of one woman

In Yorkshire, 33 men have been arrested over claims they were involved in child sex abuse. The men, aged from 30 to 40, were arrested in Calderdale, Kirklees and Bradford … (read more)

Posted: 4th, February 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Media Balls: Arenal robbed; Aguero cheats; Manchester City go full bizarro world

An arse and his elbow

Handball it was, then. The third goal scored by Sergio Aguero as his Manchester City beat Arsenal 3-1 in the Premier League went in off his … (read more)

Posted: 4th, February 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Manchester City, Sports | Comment


Maltipoo proves Ant McPartlin is not a shit

The Sun doesn’t bother to hire a dog whisperer to translate what the pair of Mulitpoo dogs hooked in Ant McPartlin’s paws think of their new ‘owner’. But we do … (read more)

Posted: 4th, February 2019 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


The Pool RIP: people will pay for what they enjoy reading

Claire Woodward looks at the end of The Pool, the website for women by women that ran up crippling costs in quick time. Harking back to the era when magazines … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, February 2019 | In: Money, News | Comment


Rapper Murs breaks it down: ‘Beastie Boys is the Greatest Hip Hop Group of All Time’

I saw the Beastie Boys play live. They were fabulous.

Rapper MURS considers The Beastie Boys to be the greatest hip hop group of all time.

Do I think the Beastie Boys are the best? … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, February 2019 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment


Ban mobile phones from schools and Parliament

You can read the Times’s story on calls to ban mobile phones in school – but only for the kids, natch. – and not have the foggiest idea why you’re … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, February 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Teacher plays sex worker’s advice at GCSE revision talk

Does Harris school need a rebranding?

To the Harris Purley Academy in Croydon, where the parents have come to lean about GCSEs. At the back of the hall ‘Sir’ presses play on … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, February 2019 | In: News | Comment


The Pool shuts; freelancers still owed money

The Pool website has shut. As many as 24 staff are facing redundancy. The site, fronted by BBC Radio 6 presenter Lauren Laverne and former Cosmopolitan and Red editor Sam … (read more)

Posted: 1st, February 2019 | In: News | Comment


A look around Roald Dahl’s Dylan Thomas-themed writing shed

In 1982 Roald Dahl, showed us inside his writing shed at his home in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England. The shed was relocated to the Roald Dahl Museum. The desk – a … (read more)

Posted: 1st, February 2019 | In: Books, Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment


Prince Philip: look who Freaky Phil could have killed

The Sun has an “exclusive” on Prince’s Philip’s car accident in which one woman travelling in the other vehicle sustained a broken wrist. It’s an exclusive based on the opinions … (read more)

Posted: 1st, February 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment


Ariana Grande: new Japanese tattoo spells ‘Japanese barbecue finger’

Into the ever popular realm of crap tattoos steps elfin singer Ariana Grande who invested in a new hand tattoo written in Japanese kanji characters to mark her new single 7 … (read more)

Posted: 1st, February 2019 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment


Don’t make Fiona Onasanya a victim of our prejudice

Labour MP Fiona Onasanya is one of the rarest breed: a politician actually jailed for lying (what – rather rather than getting a peerage? – ed). Onsanya claimed she wasn’t … (read more)

Posted: 31st, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Transfer balls: Newcastle sign Almiron from, er, Arsenal

‘I am so happy to sign for Arsenal United’

Transfer Balls looks at dire football reporting. So news that Miguel Almiron has joined Newcastle United is interesting. On October 7 … (read more)

Posted: 31st, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


State refuses compensation for two innocent men who served 24 years prison

Hard cheese Sam Hallam, who was convicted of murder, and Victor Nealon, who was found guilty of attempted rape. Bother men had those convictions quashed in 2012 and 2013 respectively. … (read more)

Posted: 31st, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Italy dips into recession; UK out-performs EU; BBC ignores figures

Something is missing from the BBC’s report on the Italian economy slipping into recession. In the final quarter of 2018, the Italian economy shrank by 0.2%. That followed a … (read more)

Posted: 31st, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, Money, News | Comment


Arsenal Transfer Balls: Christopher Nkunku in balance; Yannick Carrasco and Ivan Perisic want to come

Arsenal won’t be parading Ivan Perisic and Yannick Carrasco before their next match. The BBC says any deals to take one of them to the club this transfer window is … (read more)

Posted: 31st, January 2019 | In: News | Comment