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Tory Chris Steward should donate his body to a food bank

TO York, where Chris Steward, a Conservative councillor, has views:

“We have lots of poor people, but living standards have surged over the years. There is certainly no need for food banks; no-one in the UK is starving and I think food banks insult the one billion in the world that go to bed hungry every day and ignore the fact a child dies of hunger every three seconds.”

He goes on:

“The fact some give food to food banks, merely enables people who can’t budget (an issue where schools should do much more and I have said the council should) or don’t want to, to have more money to spend on alcohol, cigarettes etc.”

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Posted: 5th, January 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment

Paedophiles like Jimmy Savile are ok: it’s the quality of the abuse that matters

JON Henley writes about his Brave New World in the Guardian:

In 1976 the National Council for Civil Liberties, the respectable (and responsible) pressure group now known as Liberty, made a submission to parliament’s criminal law revision committee. It caused barely a ripple. “Childhood sexual experiences, willingly engaged in with an adult,” it read, “result in no identifiable damage … The real need is a change in the attitude which assumes that all cases of paedophilia result in lasting damage.”

It is difficult today, after the public firestorm unleashed by revelations about Jimmy Savile and the host of child abuse allegations they have triggered, to imagine any mainstream group making anything like such a claim. But if it is shocking to realise how dramatically attitudes to paedophilia have changed in just three decades, it is even more surprising to discover how little agreement there is even now among those who are considered experts on the subject.

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Posted: 3rd, January 2013 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment

Tory MP Mark Pritchard presents most stupid reason to ban same-sex marriage: ethnics are not gay

CONSERVATIVE MP Mark Pritchard digs deep and produces the worst reason to precent same-sex marriage. An idiot writes:

The Conservative parliamentary party should be more representative of the population. It is good news that in recent years the Conservative Party has made steady progress in increasing the number of its ethnic MPs. In 2005 just two Conservative MPs were from Britain’s ethnic minorities, in 2010 the figure had risen to eleven.

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Posted: 3rd, January 2013 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (2)

Al Gore gets $100m oil money for Current TV: Muhammad ibn al-Dheeb al-Ajami might laugh

AL Gore has teamed up with Al Jazeera.

Al Jazeera on Wednesday completed a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore…

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Posted: 3rd, January 2013 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment

Mayor Bloomberg hates guns but his New York City profits from bullets

THE Sandy Hook massacre: New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is no fan of guns. He wants change. He wants:

Pass the legislation of Fix Gun Checks Act that would require a criminal background check for all gun sales including all private sales and online sales

Ban deadly, military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, which were previously banned under the now expired Federal assault weapons ban

Pass legislation to make gun trafficking a felony

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Posted: 18th, December 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment

That Global Warming Policy Foundation letter to the BBC: the ‘notorious seminar’ of 2006

IS the BBC biased in its reporting of global warming? The Global Warming Policy Foundation has written a litter to the BBC’s new Director-General, Lord Hall. It’s from Lord Lawson (Conservative), Lord Donoughue (Labour) and Baroness Nicholson (Liberal Democrat), the three Trustees of the all-Party and non-Party Global Warming Policy Foundation.

Over many years, the BBC’s treatment of climate change issues has been marked by bias, ignorance, credulity and – in the latest episode – unwarranted concealment. The behaviour of the Corporation throughout has failed to measure up to professional standards.

In their letter to Lord Hall, the GWPF Trustees have asked the Director-General Designate also to reconsider the implications of the controversial global warming seminar held in 2006 which has shaped BBC policy on climate-related issues ever since.

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Posted: 17th, December 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment

Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre: Mike Huckabee blames removal of ‘God from schools’

SANDY Hook Elementary School massacre: former Arkansas governor and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee see God. He tells Fox News:

“Ultimately, you can take away every gun in America and somebody will use a bomb. When somebody has an intent to do incredible damage, they’re going to find a way to do it… People will want to pass new laws, but unless you change people’s hearts, they’re our transition to the pastor side. This is a heart issue, it’s not something, laws don’t change this kind of thing.”

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Posted: 15th, December 2012 | In: Politicians | Comments (3)

Margaret Moran gets away with: thieving MP dodges jail

MARGARET Moran is 57. She looks 87. Before she was nicked for fiddling her expenses – aka stealing £53,000 from the taxpayer – the woman who was MP for Luton for 13 years looked a lot younger. Nowadays we only ever see her dressed in a big, ugly coat, granny hat and sniffing into a paper tissue.

We saw her in that new look as she went into Southwark Crown Court. The now former Labour MP, Margaret Moran, has been given a two-year supervision and treatment order. No prison.

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Posted: 14th, December 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)

Words of thanks to Maria Miller and the heroic Joanna Hindley

MARIA Miller proves that politicians apply pressure on the media. Miller is the Conservative MP for Basingstoke and Culture Secretary being investigated for claiming over £90,000 expenses for a second home where her parents live. She says she’s done nothing wrong. Indeed, far from it. She has done us all a favour. She has shown everyone that the press are not the sole aggressors. She has shown that politicians can be deceiving and work to squash the facts.

Or, rather, her aide Joanna Hindley has, reportedly. When a Daily Telegraph started asking about Miller’s expenses, they were warned off.

“When a reporter approached Mrs Miller’s office last Thursday, her special adviser, Joanna Hindley, pointed out that the Editor of The Telegraph was involved in meetings with the Prime Minister and the Culture Secretary over implementing the recommendations made by Lord Justice Leveson. Maria has obviously been having quite a lot of editors’ meetings around Leveson at the moment. So I am just going to kind of flag up that connection for you to think about,” said Miss Hindley.

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Posted: 13th, December 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)

David Cameron’s secret daughter linked to Will Young

DAVID Cameron opens his little mouth and emits a high pitch whine. He’s seen the X Factor. He sees the reporters. He tells them that he voted for Will Young on the X Factor “because my daughter made me”.

Has he got another daughter, other than the one he once left in a pub?

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Posted: 11th, December 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)

The trial of Aberdeen’s Renee Slater, formerly Ron, for entering dummy Helena Torry in election

RENEE Slater is accused of registering a dummy named Helena Torry to stand in the Aberdeen City Council elections. She’s been arrested under the Representation of the People Act.

So. Will Helena Torry stand in city’s Airyhall, Broomhill and Garthdee constituency? No.

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Posted: 10th, December 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment

Fox News Fail in Obama attack: misspells ‘illiterate’

FOX Nation attacks Obama in North Carolina. And misspells “illiterate”:


Posted: 7th, December 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment

Australian PM issues zombie warning

AUSTRALIA’S prime minister, Julia Gillard, has announced the apocalypse in a video posted on YouTube. No, this isn’t someone impersonating her. This is a real world leader, telling us that zombies are on the way.

Of course, she’s not serious because zombies don’t exist. However, it is really good and is going viral as we speak.

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Posted: 7th, December 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment

Ed Balls says Ed Miliband took a few minutes to read the 1,987-page Leveson Report in full

HOW politics works: Ed Miliband v Ed Balls:

When Lord Justice Leveson moved to shackle free speech with his report, Ed Miliband told the House of Commons:

“Lord Justice Leveson’s proposals…should be accepted in their entirety.”

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Posted: 7th, December 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment

Hurrah for Kelvin MacKenzie the Southern Party ponce unafraid to be recognised as a tabloid hero

KELVIN MacKenzie is a one-man circus. The Sun should bring back its former editor. He know how to rile and get a noticed. Kelvin saus he want to create “The Southern Party”. It will stand up for the “overtaxed and over-burdened” Southerners. He advocates Home Rule for England’s South:

As a standalone entity, the people of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and London are 18th in the global GDP league, just ahead of Indonesia and just behind Turkey. If you took this region out of the UK economy, it would be called Ethiopia.

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Posted: 5th, December 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment

Why did Norfolk Council leader Keith Johnson kill himself and his wife?

THE BBC reports that Keith Johnson, 58, leader of North Norfolk District Council, murdered his wife Andrea, 44, and then shot himself at their home in Compit Hills, Cromer.

Mr Johnson was once mayor of Cromer. He became Conservative leader of North Norfolk District Council in May 2012.

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Posted: 3rd, December 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment

Sarah Champion takes Rotherham for Labour: tired parents lose

THE new MP for Rotherham is Sarah Champion. The Labour Party has held the seat. UKIP came second. As we know a vote for UKIP in the Labour controlled town is a vote for an extended holiday from your children. Many tried to force the break. But, alas, the plot failed. So. Champion replaces disgraced Denis MacShane (he fiddled his expenses) as the Labour leader.

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Posted: 30th, November 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment

The Daily Mail wants us to admire 14-year-old Malia Obama’s figure

 THE Daily Mail continues its obsession with gawping at underage teenage girls by commenting on Malia Obama, 14:

Mommy’s girl grown up: How Malia Obama has blossomed from an awkward teen to America’s next style icon as she follows in the First Lady’s footsteps

Looking every bit as poised and elegant as her mother, the long-limbed first daughter has taken the awkward out of adolescence with ease.

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Posted: 28th, November 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment

David Cameron donates signed photo to Yorkshire dementia raffle

PUNTERS entering a raffle at Yorkshire’s Tea Cosy dementia cafe can win a signed photo of David Cameron. Use Dave as a plate, resting your toffee bun on his toffee nose. Stick Dave’s face onto a dog’s chew toy and hear him squeak and squeak as the pressure gets cranked up and his voice rises like a boy soprano having his fingers repeatedly slammed by a wooden desk lid.

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Posted: 28th, November 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment

Self-serving police say Rochdale MP Cyril Smith was a predatory paedophile – maybe

DID former Labour councillor and Liberal MP for Rochdale Cyril Smith abuse underage males? Well, he’s dead. We can’t ask him. The police did ask but have – ahem – lost the files. Manchester police says there is “overwhelming evidence” Smith is guilty of sexually abusing boys in care homes. So. Why didn’t they charge him? Why did Smith, secretary of the Rochdale Hostel for Boys Association, get away with it?

Why didn’t the Crown Prosecution Service prosecute. In 1970, the DPP said “the characters of some of these young men would be likely to render their evidence suspect”.

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Posted: 27th, November 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)

Nappy sniffing Michael Gove agrees and disagrees with Rotherham council’s UKIP purge

MICHAEL Gove, the nappy sniffing MP for Surrey Heath and Secretary of State for Education says:

“I firmly believe more children should be taken into care more quickly and that too many children are allowed to stay too long with parents whose behaviour is unacceptable. I want social workers to be more assertive” – Michael Gove, 16 November 2012.

“It is entirely wrong for [the Rotherham] couple to have been treated in this way. That’s why I believe we need a full explanation from the local authority as to why this decision was allowed to be taken” – Michael Gove, 24 November 2012

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Posted: 27th, November 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment

Lord Fisher uses first example of ‘OMG’ in letter to Winston Churchill

IT’S 1917 and Winston Churchill receives a letter from Lord Fisher. It contains the earliest example of OMG |(Oh My God). Did the toffs invent text speak? WTF! (Winston Talks French!):

Spotter: @LettersOfNote

Posted: 26th, November 2012 | In: Flashback, Politicians | Comments (2)