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Nick Clegg, Duckworth-Lewis, Brownkenstein And The Election Fail In Pictures

GORDON Brown can be brought back to life. Nick Clegg has the power. Nick Clegg can create Brownkenickstein. A little bit of Ken Livingstone, a dash of Gordon Brown, a soupcon of Nick’s special sauce and there you have it. The creature may yet walk again. Meanwhile, David Cameron says that according to the Duckworth-Lewis method, he won by six Ed Balls…

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Prime Minister Gordon Brown is surrounded by journalists as he holds a meeting on board the plane taking him from Scotland back to London.

Posted: 7th, May 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment


The Media Rebels Lost With Nick Clegg As The Electorate Lost The Plot

IT does seem like a long time ago, but do you remember the time when the people in the know – nodding heads on the telly, the well informed, experts, editors and broadcasters – were telling you how great Nick Clegg was and how he would sweep in change and bring about Nu Politics? The Old Guard would die and Cleggmania would rise.

OK, Clegg had one policy: to change the voting rules. But it was a great policy. The experts talked to the great unwashed and told us that Clegg was the technical politician. In football terms, Cameron’s Chelsea would win a weak league, Brown’s Liverpool would fail but Clegg’s TV-friendly Arsenal would win the moral vote and foment real change.

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Posted: 7th, May 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment


Child Votes In Wyre and Preston North, Dappy Absent

A 14-year-old boy is believed to have voted in the general election in the Wyre and Preston North constituency, Lancashire.

I’ll bet he got a shock when he couldn’t find Dappy’s name on the ballot paper – Bat E Bird.

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Posted: 7th, May 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment


Goodluck Jonathan Sworn In As Nigerian President

DAVID Cameron and Gordon Brown, we have news from Nigeria where the country’s President Umaru Yar’Adua, who died Thursday at just 58, has been replaced by Goodluck Jonathan.

Nominative determinism at work…

Posted: 7th, May 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment


Native American Journalists Joins Barack Obama Death Cult

BARACK Obama Death Cult embraces Tim Giago, Oglala Lakota, is the founder and first president of the Native American Journalists Association and is now the publisher of the Native Sun News.

In “I fear for the life of President Obama”, Mr Giago tells readers of Illinois’ Belleville News-Democrat:

Stop for a minute and ask yourself this question: What will happen in America if some fanatic embraces the hysterical rants of far-left or far-right groups and assassinates President Obama?

Well, the press will go potty and lap it up like a dog at a jam-encrusted crotch.

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Posted: 5th, May 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment


In Pictures: When The English Defence League Went To Aylesbury

DID you see The English Defence League hold a march and protest in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire? What is the purpose of these marches? With no political campaign, whatever the intent is, it has no chance of being made real. The BNP claim to stand for their version of Britain – a vision that looks not enough unlike an old German dream for these islands. Is the EDL the BNP without the foreign Nazis? Is the EDL protest a show of force born of fear? What is English and what is being defended – the right to free speech and protest? Tolerance? Democracy? If so, it’s job done. What lies at the heart of the protests?

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The English Defence League hold a march and protest in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Posted: 3rd, May 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment


Barack Obama Proves He Knows Nothing About Immigration In ‘Countries Like Europe’

IMMIGRATION is the hot topic in much of Western Europe. From Dutch extremist Geert Wilders to Gordon’s Brown’s “bigot” Gillian Duffy and the likes of Abu Hamza, the English Defence League and more the flow of people is a big issue. But not to Barack Obama. Barack Obama tells a crowd that “countries like Europe” do not “replenish” their human stock with new arrivals.

In America you can come and go as you please. As anyone who has queued for a visa to the US and been met by those smiling faces at immigration knows, the US embraces all colours and creeds to its lands.

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Posted: 3rd, May 2010 | In: Politicians | Comments (5)


Join the final Leadership Debate on BBC1 with Anorak and Gabbit, win £50 Amazon vouchers

It’s the third and final leadership debate and things are really hotting up. Who will be the next PM? Will Nick Clegg retain his golden boy status? Will David Cameron charm his way into Number 10. Or will the old bruiser Gordon Brown cling on to power? Everything is still to play for and with the BBC’s David Dimbleby helming the final debate on the economy it looks like a seriously heavyweight and fascinating contest. One which you too can have your say in by logging in to Gabbit.com (it will only take a few seconds).

Do you think Brown is the right man to lead us out of hard times or do you think it’s time for a change? Just log on to Gabbit.com to have your say along with other viewers. The Prime Ministerial Debate is live on BBC1, Thursday April 29, 8.30pm. www.gabbit.com

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Posted: 29th, April 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment


Wanted For National Newspaper Feature: Hairy Backed Gordon Brown Look Alike

GORDON Brown has a hairy back? Well, his look alike does.

A national newspaper has placed a call out for a Gordon Brown look alikes with a hairy back for nude scenes.

Anorak’s money is on it being the Daily Mail

Click image to make it even bigger…

Posted: 28th, April 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment


In Pictures: The Ukraine Parliament Fight EastEnders Style

IN pictures: a look at the fight that took place within the Parliament building in Kiev, Ukraine. Look out for EastEndersChristian calleing for Sayeed. There, a heated debate over a deal with Russian’s Black Sea Fleet. The discussion takes in shouting, notes, eggs, a smoke bomb, a little light hair pulling, more notes, questions from the floor, Nick Clegg and a punch in the head. John Prescottski was not there…

Tyler Dixon And Media Bias Presents A History Of Attacks On Politicians: In Pictures

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Posted: 28th, April 2010 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment


Election In Pictures: Scotland Overdoes The Salmond

THE Election in Pictures reaches Scotland. And Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy, First Minister Alex Salmond, shadow Scottish secretary David Mundell and Liberal Democrat Scottish spokesman Alistair Carmichael were the star turns in Scotland’s second live TV debate of the General Election campaign. The broadcast was live (yes, it was!) from Edinburgh on Sky News. Viewers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have never had it so good…

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(Left to right) Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy, First Minister Alex Salmond, shadow Scottish secretary David Mundell and Liberal Democrat Scottish spokesman Alistair Carmichael prepare to take part in Scotland's second live TV debate of the General Election campaign, broadcast live from Edinburgh on Sky News.

Posted: 26th, April 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment


Bolivia’s President Says Eating Chicken Created Gay, Bald Elton John

EVO Morales, president of Bolivia, (more nominal determinism?) says eating chicken can make you gay and bald.

Morales says at the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth that “when men eat those chickens [injected with hormones] they experience deviances in being men“.

Adding:

“Baldness, which seems normal, is a sickness in Europe,” he said. “Almost everyone is bald. And that’s because of what they eat.”

Stay off the hen. Go for the cock…

Posted: 23rd, April 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment


Another Day In The Duma: Russian Politics Wins Again

WE in the Blighty have our eggs and flowers and slime. The Italians have small statuettes of Milan Cathedral.

But in Russia- oh, in Russia – if you want to rub your politico up the wrong way in the Duma, you just rub them up the wrong way…

Posted: 23rd, April 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment


David Yelland Explains Why The Sun Ignored the LibDems

FORMER Sun editor David Yelland explains why he – “a founder of the SDP” – and others on Rupert Murdoch’s payroll ignored the Liberal Democrats:

Make no mistake, if the Liberal Democrats actually won the election – or held the balance of power – it would be the first time in decades that Murdoch was locked out of British politics. In so many ways, a vote for the Lib Dems is a vote against Murdoch and the media elite.

I can say this with some authority because in my five years editing the Sun I did not once meet a Lib Dem leader, even though I met Tony Blair, William Hague and Iain Duncan Smith on countless occasions. (Full disclosure: I have since met Nick Clegg.)

I remember in my first year asking if we staffed the Liberal Democrat conference. I was interested because as a student I’d been a founder member of the SDP. I was told we did not. We did not send a single reporter for fear of encouraging them.

They are now encouraged…

Posted: 23rd, April 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment


Tyler Dixon And Media Bias Presents A History Of Attacks On Politicians: In Pictures

TYLER Dixon tossed an egg at David Cameron. But did it hit the Conservative leader? What says the media of goings on at Cornwall College Saltash? You see, a simple act of tossing an egg can be whatever you want it to if you have an agenda to push. Before the agendas can be presented as new, here is a brief pictorial history of attacks on politicians – taking in a floral attack on Maggie Thatcher, an eclair for Nick Brown, an egg for John Prescott, that egg for Cameron, another egg for Ruth Kelly and some slime for Peter Mandelson…

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Education Secretary Ruth Kelly recovers after being hit by an egg outside Salford Magistrates Court, Monday February 6, 2006, where Fathers for Justice protester Simon Coverdale is on trial over an alleged incident in which eggs were thrown at the minister while she addressed an audience in Bolton last year. See PA story COURTS Kelly. PRESS ASSOCIATION photo. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA.

Martin Brunt – Sky:

And he missed – from ten feet – so clearly not a member of the college cricket First X! [sic].

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Posted: 22nd, April 2010 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (3)


Exclusive – UN appoints George W Bush as UK Election Observer

After allegations of cash for questions, expenses fiddling and a history of postal voting irregularities, the UN has appointed former President George W Bush as Election Observer for the 2010 UK General Election.

Posted: 21st, April 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment


Barack Obama Refuses To Die In a Plane Crash, Poland Weeps

POLAND’S President Lech Kaczynski Obama dies in a plane crash. The air above western Europe is pebble–dashed with Volcanic ash from Iceland (oh, dread nation) and the Washington Post says Barak Obama failed to get to the funeral. Here’s the headline:

Obama skips Polish funeral, heads to golf course

Skips? Ok, Obama plays a lot of golf. Joseph Curl says Obama has played golf 32 time since taking office in Jan. 20, 2009. Obama has, most likely, played more golf than Tiger Woods. But did Curl expect Obama to fly through the no-fly zone and risk dying in a plane crash to pay his respects to a man who, er, died in a plane crash?

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Posted: 19th, April 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment


In Pictures: The Tea Party Protest Bigots And Other Journalists

THE Tea Party protestors are on the move. And one NBC reporter has her own story to chase. Are the Tea Party people racists? Because you know that Barack Obama is black? Here’s the woman with an agenda asking a black protester is he doesn’t feel “uncomfortable”. See if you can spot the bigot?

Obama Not Assassinated In Arizona With AR-15 Assault Rifle

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Posted: 18th, April 2010 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (2)


Julius Malema Racially Attacks The BBC’s Jonah Fisher

IN South Africa Eugene Terreblanche is dead. The Afrikaner Resistance Movement (AWB) leader was killed by two black men. And Julius Malema, 28, head honcho of the African National Congress (ANC) youth league heaps prise upon the head of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe.

Malema was to nationalise white-owned farms. Malema sings a song about shooting Boers. Malema is holding press conference. Malema attacks a white BBC journalist called Jonah Fisher. The hack keeps his cool, admirably – sensibly.

In South Africa, the Wold Cup is coming. It threatens to be a side issue…

Posted: 12th, April 2010 | In: Politicians | Comments (4)


In Pictures: Loloahi Tapui Guilty Of Conning Attorney General Baroness Scotland

IN Pictures: Loloahi Tapui was spotted leaving Southwark Crown Court after she was found guilty today of conning Attorney General Baroness Scotland into hiring her as a cleaner. Loloahi Tapui, 27, was found guilty of fraud by a jury. We like to think the worse of the politicos. But sometimes, they get set up. Whisper it, but some might ever be human…

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Loloahi Tapui leaves Southwark Crown Court after she was found guilty today of conning Attorney General Baroness Scotland into hiring her as a cleaner.

Posted: 9th, April 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment


Good Housekeeping Turns Michelle Obama Into A Cartoon

THAT’S Michelle Obama on the cover of Good Housekeeping. Michelle’s tips on good housekeeping are to hire a good housekeeper. Job done.

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Posted: 8th, April 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment


Non PC David Cameron’s Apple Mac And Darts With Samantha

SAMANTHA Cameron is on the Webcameron, David Cameron’s video blog. At Sam & Dave’s house we can see that Dave has an Apple Mac. He really is non-PC Gene Hunt.

And Sam is… Well, Sam is Andy Fordham, the dartist (spotted by the Sun’s Ally Ross). She also speaks with a rhotacism, mirroring that ‘classless’ pronunciation of Jonathan Ross and David Bellamy. Darts and the common voice. Samantha Cameron might yet win the election for Dave – so long as ditches that Apple Mac…

Posted: 6th, April 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)


Video: Tom Cruise, Russell Brand And The ‘Nazi Boy’ ‘Plot’ To Kill BNP Leader Nick Griffin

NEWS from the BNP Kamp is that the party’s publicity Mark Collett, aka “Nazi Boy” (see the videos here), candidate for Brightside, Sheffield, Ashley Cole rejecter, has been arrested on suspicion of trying to kill its leader Nick Griffin. Russell Brand and Tom Cruise are listening (more on them later).

Leaked papers claim that Collett, 29, tried to launch a “palace coup” against Mr Griffin. Yes, a “palace coup”. Whish is bit like a chicken coup but with more forks.

Says the missive from Kamp HQ:

We are able to say that Mark Collett was conspiring with a small clique of other party officials to launch a ‘palace coup’ against our twice democratically elected party leader, Nick Griffin.”

Twice democratically elected. Even Saddam Hussein – Mr 100% – could not top that.

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Posted: 4th, April 2010 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment (1)


In Pictures: English Defence League And Unite Against Fascism In Dudley

ANOTHER weekend and another rendition from the English Defence League (EDL). To the streets of Dudley, where the EDL is protesting against plans to build a new mosque in the town. And where the EDL go, the Unites Against Fascism are sure to be. And the police, too. We went with a camera:

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Police officers control protestors of the English Defence League (EDL) on their demonstration through the streets of Dudley, protesting against plans to build a new mosque in the town.

Posted: 3rd, April 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment


Jay Martin Joins The Barack Obama Death Cult On Twitter: All The Tweets And Pictures

MEET Jay Martin, new member of the Barack Obama Death Cult.

Jay Martin is 19. Jay Martin lives in Washington state, Jay Martin was so upset by the health care vote that he vowed to murder Barack Obama. Jay Martin says: “I did not mean what I said though.” If you know what happened to Jay Martin, let us know.

Martin tweeted:

“If I lived in DC i’d shoot him myself.. Point Blank. Dead Fucking Serious.”

Jay Martin’s Twitter account is no longer open

Spotter: Adrian Chen. The Tweets:

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Posted: 2nd, April 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment