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Why did William and Harry walk behind Diana’s coffin?

 

To mark the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, we’re seen lots of photos of the funeral procession. In today’s Mail, we see the family shot of the young princes, … (read more)

Posted: 20th, August 2017 | In: News, Royal Family | Comment


America’s anti-free speech rally is wholly stupid

To Boston, then, where thousands of well-meaning fools are marching to shut down free speech.
Thousands of counter-protesters crammed Boston Common and marched through city streets on Saturday morning in efforts … (read more)

Posted: 20th, August 2017 | In: News | Comment


Media bias: Arsenal robbed, Stoke imperious and three penalties

Media Bias: a look at bad reporting in Stoke City’s 1-0 win over Arsenal in the Premier League. Stoke scored a perfectly good goal, a swift strike on the counter … (read more)

Posted: 20th, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports | Comment


If Trump is fine with Nazis is Jeremy Corbyn ok with other types of anti-Semites?

Caitlin Moran has been writing in the Times about Donald Trump and his cheerleader, Piers Morgan. It’s a snappy read, taking in Nazis and Jews.
This week, however, Morgan… faced the … (read more)

Posted: 19th, August 2017 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


After Barcelona: people are fighting Islamists with candles

 

After mass murder on the streets of Barcelona, how are people responding? When a nutcase allegedly murdered a woman at a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, hashtags exhorted us to … (read more)

Posted: 19th, August 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


What are they smoking? Liverpool reject £118 bid for Coutinho

To borrow a phrase from Liverpool’s owner, John W. Henry,”What do you think they’re smoking over there at Anfield?” Liverpool have rejected Barcelona’s bid of – get this –  £118.7million … (read more)

Posted: 18th, August 2017 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comments (10)


Murdoch united: The Sun says BBC ‘nabbing’ Great British Bake Off stars to ‘spite’ Love Productions

In a Sun “exclusive”, the paper says “BBC chiefs are facing claims they are sabotaging shows from the firm behind The Great British Bake Off.”

 

 

That company is Love Productions, who have … (read more)

Posted: 18th, August 2017 | In: News, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment


The Chucky Bath Bomb (the Devil incarnate smells of orange soda)

 

Chucky smells of orange soda. Well, the Chuckie [sic] Bath Bomb based on the demonic character in the Child’s Play horror film series. Made by California’s Loquita Bath and Body , the company’s founder, Mira … (read more)

Posted: 18th, August 2017 | In: Film, The Consumer | Comment


For sale: 5 NASA Space Shuttle flights suits

 

Most old tat is great. Talia Rappa and Skyler Ashworth got some terrific gear at a Florida thrift store’s fire sale: for $1.20 they bought five NASA flight suits.
According to experts … (read more)

Posted: 18th, August 2017 | In: News, Technology, The Consumer | Comment


Chelsea move to sue Diego Costa

No sooner has Diego Costa walked out on Chelsea than the press started to work out how much money his strop will cost the Spain striker. The Express calculates that … (read more)

Posted: 18th, August 2017 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


After Barcelona: the driverless van hired by an innocent man

Carnage in Barcelona. Islamists have driven a truck into the city centre, murdering 13 and injuring 100 more. #punchanislamist is NOT trending on twitter, as #punchanazi has done. Barely a … (read more)

Posted: 18th, August 2017 | In: Broadsheets, News, Tabloids | Comment


Charlottesville racist casts off his robes and declares ‘I’m an actor not a Nazi’ (video)

More on the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a would-be white supremacist is casting off his white polo, cap and khakis (apparently dressing like a golfer makes you a … (read more)

Posted: 18th, August 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, The Consumer | Comment


Barcelona terror: the front pages

 

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Posted: 18th, August 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Tabloids | Comment


Spurs balls: Levy puts Dele Alli in the shop window

In the mad world of football transfers, what is Tottenham and Spurs’ talented irritant Dele Alli worth? Helpfully the BBC says he’s worth £150m. Its story is rooted in the … (read more)

Posted: 17th, August 2017 | In: Back pages, News, Sports, Spurs, Tabloids | Comment (1)


Charlottesville: white supremacist rally brings out liberals’ inner Nazi

 

Do you agree that pin-brained loons on the furthest reaches of the far right deserve free speech? Should Nazis get the same freedom of expression as the extreme far Left, … (read more)

Posted: 16th, August 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Arsenal balls: ‘missing’ Ozil creates more chances than any other player

The tabloids love to bash Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil. It’s not alway fair criticism. Take Arsenal’s Premier League opener against Leicester City. The Gunners won 4-3. But according to the Daily … (read more)

Posted: 15th, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Whoops Apocalypse! Guam radio broadcasts nuclear missile warning in error

North Korea has missiles trained on Guam, an American territory. Will mad Kim Jong-un shoot? KTWG and KSTO radio stations say he already has shot, broadcasting an emergency alert to … (read more)

Posted: 15th, August 2017 | In: News, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment


Chelsea balls: Diego Costa and the Daily Mail pile into blameless Conte

Following up its interview with Chelsea striker Daily Mail, the paper leads with “WE BACK DIEGO”. News is that “Antonio Conte’s decision to exile Diego Costa is threatening to damage his … (read more)

Posted: 15th, August 2017 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, News, Sports | Comment


Jews get final laugh at ‘anti-Semitic’ Swiss hotel

 

Jews! To the showers! So reads the sign to “Jewish guests” at the Aparthaus, Arosa, Switzerland.
“To our Jewish guests, women, men and children, please take a shower before you go swimming. … (read more)

Posted: 15th, August 2017 | In: News | Comment


British spite rules! The grotesque Garden Bridge is dead

Hurrah! Boris Johnson’s vulgar Garden Bridge will not happen. Londoners should rejoice that this corporate carbuncle is dead. But not everyone is pleased. The Times says the Garden Bridge over the … (read more)

Posted: 15th, August 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


The apogee of identity politics: Lorde blames all whites for Nazis

Lorde, the singer, wants to school you in history, Nazis and race. She’s surveyed the carnage in Charlottesville, and now seeks to apologise for all whites:

 

 

Good Lorde. We hear you.

Sorry … (read more)

Posted: 15th, August 2017 | In: Celebrities, News, Politicians | Comment


Run, Rude Boy! Cracking commentary as GB’s 4×100 relay team wins gold

Run, Rude Boy!

MY REPLAY COMMENTARY 😁 pic.twitter.com/XGO5lTrC5m— Aurie Styla (@AurieStyla) August 12, 2017
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Posted: 14th, August 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment


Bill Baxley shames Trump: Alabama Attorney General tells the KKK to ‘kiss my ass’

President Donald Trump’s reaction to the death of Heather Heyer, 32, was lamentable, and to his many detractors illuminating. Heather Heyer, 32, from Charlottesville, was killed as Nazis, the KKK … (read more)

Posted: 14th, August 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Talking Balls: Huddersfield’s Steve Mounie goes missing in the Dales

Huddersfield tonked Crystal Palace in their opening Premier League match, and the Sun’s Paul Jiggins can’t find an atlas. Where the hell is Huddersfield? He doesn’t know. The Sun’s once peerless subs … (read more)

Posted: 14th, August 2017 | In: Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment