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The Chilcot Report Is Charles Kennedy’s finest epitaph

Just over a year ago the former Liberal Democrat Party leader Charles Kennedy died at his home in Fort William, Scotland, aged 55.

We said then, “…despite his alcoholic affliction, he … (read more)

Posted: 6th, July 2016 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, Reviews | Comment

Black Depression: Un-Nooh in nominative determinism break horror

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At the UK Snooker Championship a case of nominative determinism. The player has only the black to pot to make a maximum 147 break and … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, December 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Marilyn Monroe dead ringer for stone cold Scotland


Subtitle screw up of the day:

Sky News subtitles were running over an item on dress size changes over the past 20 years. The item was a day late lift on … (read more)

Posted: 10th, November 2015 | In: Celebrities, Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment

Rebekah Brooks: Tabloids’ Saviour or Undertaker?


For many it was as sure as eggs is eggs when Rupert Murdoch  reappointed his Ginger Tabby Rebekah Brooks as chief executive of the revamped and financially challenged new version of … (read more)

Posted: 1st, October 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment

Hitting the deadline: Colin Fry has died

TV Medium Colin Fry has died aged 53. The spiritualist, who appeared and made a handsome living from relaying impressions of messages from long/short-gone friends and family via programmes such … (read more)

Posted: 27th, August 2015 | In: Celebrities, Reviews | Comment

Charles Kennedy: frail with an air of magnificence


The former Liberal Democrat Party leader Charles Kennedy has died at his home in Fort William, Highland, Scotland aged 55. He brought a humanity not generally accepted or too well understood … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, June 2015 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, Reviews | Comment

Border Incidentals: The SNP Is A Spent Force As The Home Counties Get Ready To Pay


THE coming political furore of the Scottish question is not yet fully realised by Britain’s Home Counties.

It may not be sufficient to wave goodbye and tell the ginger ones not to … (read more)

Posted: 16th, September 2014 | In: Reviews | Comments (7)

Off with the Beeb’s cowardly time-serving heads – let Liz MacKean wield the axe

THE most unlikely scenario to cure what ails Aunty Beeb seems to be blindingly obvious.

Get Liz MacKean back and promote her along with some of her colleagues to a senior … (read more)

Posted: 14th, November 2012 | In: Reviews | Comment

UK drugs pusher GlaxoSmithKline nailed as British disease infects the markets

ISN’T it just bloody marvelous to yet again see Britain leading the way?

The world’s largest ever drugs pusher, the mind-boggling huge GlaxoSmithKline, has agreed to take a teaspoonful of castor … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, July 2012 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment

How Murdoch’s News International hung Times editor James Harding out to dry

YESTERDAY the Editor of The Times, James Harding, told the Leveson Inquiry into media standards that he had apologised to a blogger named Richard Horton. Before the Times made his name known, … (read more)

Posted: 8th, February 2012 | In: Reviews | Comment

PR’s nonsense speak on PR’s poor image, by Gerard F. Corbett

“IN order to appropriately and objectively quantify public relations’ value, we must have a simple, universal definition that distinctly encapsulates our work. Anything else will perpetuate the continuing confusion and … (read more)

Posted: 6th, February 2012 | In: Reviews | Comment

RBS’s Disgraced Fred Goodwin was ‘risk’ adviser to the Queen

NICE little twist on the scourging of Fred “The Shred” Goodwin, former head of the Royal Bank of Scotland comes in Scotland on Sunday today.

It seems gagger Fred … (read more)

Posted: 5th, February 2012 | In: Key Posts, Money | Comment

Highland boatmen take James Bond’s Skyfall on a coarse boating trip

IN the run up to Christmas, the tiny West Scotland village of Crinan was swamped by film crews capturing the blistering finale for Skyfall the new Bond Film.

Duntrune Castle (the … (read more)

Posted: 26th, January 2012 | In: Film | Comment

Another day at the rock face for those working on Christmas day

DOGS are not just for Christmas – except this one.

You would have a very difficult job to separate Bruno – one of the largest working dogs in the world – … (read more)

Posted: 25th, December 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment

Santa’s Ship Sails In To Port Phillip Bay – 22 Days Early

ANORAK has been a fan of the news sense shown at The Age in Melbourne for years ‘n’ years and there’s another cracking way to treat a story … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, December 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment

Peter Hain Gets Warning Computer Was Hacked – Suspects Form Queue Here: Irish, Welsh & National Security Dilemmas – Or Not

PETER Hain the once fiery – even thought at one stage to be bordering on anarchist – Young Liberal turned one-time Labour’s Northern Ireland supremo has been told by … (read more)

Posted: 29th, November 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment (1)

Bloody Monday – A Pig Of A News Sense Day At Middlesbrough’s Evening Gazette

YOU have to hope it’s the aftermath of a Bankers’ Bonus party gone horribly right…but no such luck. Just another dull news day up North.

According to the Evening Gazette, Middlesbrough, … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, November 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment

Springsteen To Do Sunderland – Which Reverses The Usual Process

BRUCE Springsteen is to play the Sunderland AFC Stadium of Light on June 21, next year.

It is to be hoped all his stage gear and off-stage bling is properly Post … (read more)

Posted: 21st, November 2011 | In: Music | Comment

Get Theresa May To Sort Out Duggan Shooting Inquiry Says Tottenham MP

HOME Secretary Theresa May should take charge of the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Mark Duggan, 29, in Tottenham because of increasing concerns over how it is being … (read more)

Posted: 21st, November 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment

Mark Duggan Killing: Police Start Kettling Talkative Guardian As Adviser Quits Watchdog ‘Worse’ Than Evidence Planters

THE investigation into the police shooting of Mark Duggan in a Tottenham street on August 4 is spiralling down completely out of control.

It is now clear London’s Metropolitan Police … (read more)

Posted: 21st, November 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (16)

Chaotic Police Complaint Commission Whinge Over Guardian Mark Duggan Yarn: Killing The ‘Murder’ Story

THE UK national newspaper The Guardian has bared its teeth, snarled, and told the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to piss off.

After what seems to have … (read more)

Posted: 20th, November 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (5)

Police Always Knock Twice – ‘Executed’ Mark Duggan Was NOT Armed When Lying Police Opened Fire

MARK Duggan. Remember him? He died in a London street while apparently obeying police orders and face down in the road near Tottenham Hale Tube Station, London.

He was the … (read more)

Posted: 19th, November 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (8)

Lifting The Lid On Rugby Players – US Boffins Want To Pick Their Brains

AN American University wants to pick the brains of Britain’s Rugby players. That is … take out and study the brain of Rugby players. It would like to examine the … (read more)

Posted: 13th, November 2011 | In: Sports | Comments (4)

Taking One For The Newsdesk: Turkey Earthquake Journalists Get The Last Byline

THAT second earthquake in Turkey is getting really serious. No! It is!

The Singapore Straits Times reported a couple of hours ago:

“NKARA (AFP) – A 5.6 magnitude earthquake that recently struck … (read more)

Posted: 12th, November 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment

Freeze To Death With Geared Up ScotRail: PR Disaster

SCOTRAIL has released an encouraging e-mail to every customer who ever bothered to check one of its on-line timetables. Most of the more sensible customers were probably reaching for razor blades … (read more)

Posted: 10th, November 2011 | In: The Consumer | Comment