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GE17: low-key Russian influence in Stoke Newington polling station

To the Tyssen Community Primary School polling station in Stoke Newington, Hackney, London.

(Please excuse the repetition but there’s some kind of echo on our communications devices. Hello, Moscow… Over….) … (read more)

Posted: 8th, June 2017 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment


Election Day tabloids: Corbyn missing, May mocked and bigots burn Untermensch newspapers

 

It’s “TEZZA v JEZZA” (Daily Star) and the tabloids are going big on the leaders of the country’s two biggest parties.

Which leader’s picture appears most?

 

 

The Daily Star leads with photos … (read more)

Posted: 8th, June 2017 | In: News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


Regret the error: the Hampshire Chronicle spots a UKIP ‘c*nty councillor’

The Hampshire Chronicle regrets referring to UKIP’s Martin Lyton as something like a “county councillor” that “looked like a crude remark”:

 

 

Spotter: @dderbyshire

PS – Is the Times’ Caitlin Moran moonlighting on … (read more)

Posted: 8th, June 2017 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment


Times journalist calls everyone who doesn’t vote Labour a ‘c**t’

Times journalist Caitlin Moran has reportedly tweeted: “Obviously there’s more nuanced take on this, but, broadly, voting Labour = not being a cunt.”

 

 

In November 2016, the Sunday Times interviewed Conservative … (read more)

Posted: 8th, June 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities | Comment


A Tube-style diagram of major Roman roads, ca. 125 AD

This map of Ancient Roman roads (ca. 125 AD) in the Tube / Metro / Subway style is the work of Alexandr Sasha Trubetskoy, an undergraduate economics student at the University … (read more)

Posted: 7th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


No anti-Semitism in Labour and other myths

Whatever happens in the election and afterwards, someone in Labour has surely got to get a grip of this nauseating shit. pic.twitter.com/Lp22FZbw4G— Jo Green (@jg_ccpress) June 6, 2017

 

Vote now and … (read more)

Posted: 7th, June 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment


Donald Trump and the cancer charity horror story

 

Occasionally you read something that shocks you. Forbes’ Dan Alexander has a story about Donald Trump’s son Eric and a charity golf event .
The real star of the day is Eric Trump, the president’s … (read more)

Posted: 7th, June 2017 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment


Politicians and students agree that looking is a gateway to crime

Politicians all want to censor the web. CapX writes:
It took us many centuries, a lot of effort and much expended blood and gore to get to this place where we are free – … (read more)

Posted: 7th, June 2017 | In: News, Politicians, Reviews, Technology | Comment


GE17: who wants to see Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘money shot’?

As Cuck Norris tweets: “When phrases enter the language and you use them, but you have no idea of their meaning or derivation: a short treatise.” @JeremyCorbyn4PM has treated Twitter users to … (read more)

Posted: 7th, June 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment


GE17: Nuanced tabloids leave voters in a dither

It’s the eve of the 2017 General Election and the the papers remain undecided. It’s all very nuanced at the Daily Mail, Daily Express and Sun.

 

 

One tabloid does, however, make … (read more)

Posted: 7th, June 2017 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


This Russian vending machine sells Instagram likes

As Alexey Kovalev writes: “Russia takes the worst excesses of capitalism to the extreme, so here’s a vending machine in a mall for buying Likes for your Instagram pics.”

How sad … (read more)

Posted: 6th, June 2017 | In: Technology | Comment


After London Bridge: geezer Roy Larner told his attackers “F*** you, I’m Millwall”

Looking for London geezers after the London Bridge attack, the media spots Peckham’s Roy Larner, 47, who when confronted with the murderous Islamists told them: “Fuck you, I’m Millwall.”

 

 

Larner decided he needed to … (read more)

Posted: 6th, June 2017 | In: Reviews, Sports, Tabloids | Comments (3)


Saudi censors turn woman a in swimming pool advert into a ball

Saudi censors have been busy adapting an advert selling a swimming pool. The man is dressed. The children are ready for school. And the woman’s been turned into a Winnie the … (read more)

Posted: 6th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Vladimir Putin is playing things by the book: this book

 

Is Vladimir Putin following a book, namely The Foundations of Geopolitics: The Geopolitical Future of Russia by Aleksandr Dugin, aka “Putin’s Brain”. You can read it on Wikipedia:
The book declares that “the battle … (read more)

Posted: 6th, June 2017 | In: Books, Politicians | Comment


Blaming YouTube for terrorism paints the killers as victims

Worse than video nasties, scourge of the 1980s, sex and trolls are YouTube videos possessed of a power to radicalise the viewer, transforming a normal bloke surfing the web for … (read more)

Posted: 6th, June 2017 | In: News, Reviews | Comment (1)


Fox News apologizes for Kate Hopkins and Nigel Farage’s debate on Muslim internment camps

Former UKIP leader and Donald Trump pal Nigel Farage and to-deadline media shocker Katie Hopkins have managed to achieve a notable media milestone: they’ve shocked Fox & Friends hots into an apology. Hopkins … (read more)

Posted: 5th, June 2017 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment


Transfer balls: Kylian Mbappe goes from £17,000 to £114m as Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United get dizzy

Transfer balls: there’s lots of chatter about Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United bidding for Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe. The numbers are staggering – and mostly guesswork.

£17,000 – “Chelsea could have signed Kylian Mbappe … (read more)

Posted: 5th, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Dominoes falling show us how changes happen

Something about butterflies and things getting bigger:

 

 

No, me neither. But I like the video … (read more)

Posted: 5th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment


After London Bridge: we’ve had ‘Enough is Enough’ of Jeremy Corbyn (paper review)

The London Bridge and Borough Market terror attacks – how do the tabloids cover the massacre? All share the same news of heroic deeds, horrific injuries and barbarity. But their different treatment … (read more)

Posted: 5th, June 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


After London: Should we be like Texas and arm the police?

Should London be more like Texas? One writer makes the comparison:
In the heart of the nation’s capital, at near-maximum terror alert, with the densest national concentration of armed officers, the … (read more)

Posted: 5th, June 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment


After London And Manchester let’s be generous, audacious, passionate and free

 

When France was attacked by Islamist extremists, journalist Bertrand Dicale wrote for the Bataclan website. His words resonate in light of the attacks in Manchester and London. Last night at One … (read more)

Posted: 5th, June 2017 | In: News, Reviews | Comment


Jeremy Corbyn ‘looks forward to an asteroid wiping out humanity’

In 2004,Jeremy Corbyn was one of three signatories on an anti-human motion.

 

 

 
Early day motion 1255

Session: 2003-04
Date tabled: 21.05.2004
Primary sponsor: Banks, Tony

Sponsors:
That this House is appalled, but barely surprised, at the … (read more)

Posted: 5th, June 2017 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment


Tory MP tweets: ‘Vote Conservative for strong and stable leadershit’

James Conwyn MP, Conservative Candidate for Earlingford Abbey, tweets:

#VoteConservative if you want strong & stable leadershit.
— James Conwyn MP (@MP_JamesConwyn) June 2, 2017
… (read more)

Posted: 4th, June 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment