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Alesha MacPhail: They know why the ‘boy’ killed and remembering Venables and Thompson

In July 2017 Alesha MacPhail was abducted, raped and murdered. Her killer’s name will not be known. The Mail calls him a “boy”. The Scotsman calls him a “teenager”. … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, February 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Jussie Smollett: and the Oscar for the biggest liar goes to…

Jussie Smollett has been arrested in Chicago. His alleged crime: filing a false police report in which he claimed to be the victim of a homophobic and racist physical attack … (read more)

Posted: 21st, February 2019 | In: News | Comment


Breaking News for Labour, Corbyn and Guardian-reading anti-Semites: not all Jews agree about Israel, films or Chinese food

“Jews for Jez” – with a yellow star, to boot. Some people, eh.

Over 200 Jewish members and supporters of the Labour party must be pleased to see their letter … (read more)

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


Chelsea balls: Sarri sacked for £5m; Lampard tops wish list; Manchester City told keys

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will be sacked if they lose Sunday’s Carabao Cup final to Manchester City, says the BBC. Sarri will be Chelsea boss for the length of an internship … (read more)

Posted: 20th, February 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Key Posts, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Shamima Begone! ISIS member is up ‘Brit Creek’ as Home Office removes citizenship

Shamima Begum, the Londoner who joined the Islamic State group in Syria aged 15, will not be coming ‘home’ to the UK. The Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has revoked her … (read more)

Posted: 20th, February 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Matt Kuchar should have paid his caddie the correct rate

Matt Kuchar has earned well over $45m in prize money playing golf. Last November he did something the judgemental among us can enjoy. Kuchar, 40, won the Mayakoba Golf Classic … (read more)

Posted: 19th, February 2019 | In: Key Posts, Money, Sports | Comment


Chelsea: Sarri sack imminent

How long can Maurizio Sarri last at Chelsea? His tenure never was going to be for long. Chelsea see mangers as mere front-men for the project, expendable so long as … (read more)

Posted: 19th, February 2019 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Shamima Begum: Jeremy Corbyn understands you

Do we really care what Shamima Begum thinks of us? If you sign up to the view that Begum is a victim of grooming, a victim of sexual exploitation as … (read more)

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


Manchester United Balls: Solskjaer gets the job full-time; Pochettino earns Spurs £34m transfer fee

On February 12 2019, the announced that Manchester United had chosen their next full-time manager. “IT’S OLE YOURS,” stated the Sun. “Solskjaer to be appointed Man Utd manager permanently as … (read more)

Posted: 18th, February 2019 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal Balls: Wenger, Emery and no hint of worry

How can the Daily Express spin Arsene Wenger’s words into a portent of doom? Wenger was talking at the perpetually remote Laureus Sport for Good Awards. He said Aaron Ramsey … (read more)

Posted: 18th, February 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


‘We’re fu**ed’: Labour split press conference gets X-rated voiceover

Seven Labour MPs announced their split from the party in a press conference. Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker and Ann Coffey, announced their … (read more)

Posted: 18th, February 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Labour is racist to the core: three cheers for the Magnificent 7 – Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker and Ann Coffey

Yes! A vote for Labour is a vote for Jew hatred. Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker and Ann Coffey did the right thing. … (read more)

Posted: 18th, February 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Transfer balls: Zidane to Chelsea; Pochettino and Saudi bone-saws to Manchester United

Is Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri spending the windfall in his severance clause? Maybe. The talk is of Sarri being given the boot and Zinedine Zidane the golden hello. ZouZou … (read more)

Posted: 18th, February 2019 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, manchester united | Comment


Shamima Begum wants sympathy for the devil

Shamima Begum says she deserves our sympathy. The newspapers largely disagree. Begum is the women who at age 15 wilfully travelled to join ISIS.

You might sympathize with the Christian women … (read more)

Posted: 18th, February 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Gilet jaune vs Star Wars

To Paris, where the gilet jaune movement is serenading the local police with a burst of Star Wars:

The armed police, water cannon, tanks, guns, rubber bullet and doesn’t stand a … (read more)

Posted: 17th, February 2019 | In: Key Posts | Comment


Liverpool: Robben’s miss; Garcia’s ghost goal; the Anfield roar

Ahead of Bayern Munich’s Champions League tie with Liverpool, the German’s club’s Arjen Robben is talking to the Sunday Times.

“If you ask the worst stadium for me, it’s probably … (read more)

Posted: 17th, February 2019 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Watch Bruno Ganz as Hitler

Bruno Ganz (22 March 1941 – Died: 15 February 2019) played Hitler in the 2004 film Downfall. “His depiction of Hitler’s final days in an underground bunker as the Third … (read more)

Posted: 17th, February 2019 | In: Celebrities, Film, News | Comment


Paul Hollywood’s sex life: dreams of Summer Lovin’

Summer Lovin’

Paul Hollywood is the subject of a Great British headline in the Great British Sun. Hollywood is a star of The Great British Bake Off, a TV show proving … (read more)

Posted: 16th, February 2019 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Shamima Begum: the making of a martyr

“Vermin”

Is Shamima Begum’s situation all about Islam? Called “foolish” and an “abstract concept” for joining ISIS, media reaction to the teenager who joined an outfit committed to mass murder, who expresses … (read more)

Posted: 16th, February 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Shamima Begum: ‘I want to live a quiet life with my baby’ away from the cameras

Shamima Begum’s story that will only grow. Today the Times, which spotted Begum living in the al-Hawl refugee camp in Syria, tells us that the teenager who left London … (read more)

Posted: 16th, February 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Shamima Begum: Guantanamo Bay or Bethnal Green for ISIS teen; and the Manchester bomb

What to do with Shamima Begum, the 19-year-year-old Londoner who at 15 ran away to join ISIS – the death cult that murders gays, Christians and Jews, rapes Christian children … (read more)

Posted: 15th, February 2019 | In: News | Comment


Arsenal: Overmars makes his case for the job and Sanchez return from Manchester United

Don’t panic Arsenal fans. News is that Manchester United’s hugely expensive Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez, 30, could return to Arsenal. So says former Arsenal player Marc Overmars. “I have great … (read more)

Posted: 15th, February 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Pristine copy of first Super Mario Bros game sells for $100,150

To the attic! An unopened copy of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. original 1985 game has sold at auction for $100,150.

From the auction house:

“Beyond the artistic and historical significance of … (read more)

Posted: 15th, February 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Technology, The Consumer | Comment


The taming of Shamima Begum: British teen who joined ISIS wants to come home

Teenagers, eh. They slam doors, get pierced and run off to join ISIS in Syria, where they pledge Holy War, death to Jews, Christians and gays, and champion the subjugation … (read more)

Posted: 14th, February 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Madeleine McCann: three cops; one source; and freedom of no information request

There’s been very little news of Madeleine McCann. The story has lost its push. But the Star and other tabloids plough gamely on, waiting for an new fact to add … (read more)

Posted: 14th, February 2019 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment