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    Surpeme Court Gina Miller

    Supreme Mrs Miller

    Gina Miller’s victory is a victory for democracy and decency   This morning the Supreme Court rejected the government’s challenge to the Brexit legal case brought by the courageous financier and philanthropist Gina Miller.   Outside the Supreme Court at 9.55am, Mrs Miller briefly spoke ...   Continue reading

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    Mariella Frostrup

    Mind Your Mariella

    Mariella Frostup heartlessly berates a woman married to an alcoholic   Mariella Frostrup was described as having “the sexiest female voice on TV” in 2008. She was born in ...   Continue reading

    The Missile FI

    The Missile

    “Rakish” 8.0-litre Bentley – known as ‘The Missile’ – for sale; it’s “not one for the faint of heart” but would suit Toad of Toad Hall   New to the market th ...   Continue reading

    Upping the E – World record price for Jaguar E-Type – 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Competition sold for £6 million ($7.37 million, €6.94 million or درهم27.27 million) by Bonhams in Scottsdale, Arizona

    Upping the E

    Jaguar E-Type sells for world record price   On Thursday in Scottsdale, Arizona, auctioneers Bonhams achieved a world record when they sold a 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Co ...   Continue reading

    • Surpeme Court Gina Miller

      Supreme Mrs Miller

      Gina Miller’s victory is a victory for democracy and decency   This morning the Supreme Court rejected the government’s challenge to the Brexit legal case brought by the c ...   Continue reading

    • Robert Harris

      Hero of the Hour – Robert Harris

      Matthew Steeples suggests Robert Harris is right to point out how Britain has changed and changed for the worse   The novelist Robert Harris was attacked this morning by the D ...   Continue reading

    • The Dark Days – 2017 brings a return to the “dark days of the 1930s”; be worried, be very worried

      The Dark Days

      2017 brings a return to the “dark days of the 1930s”; be worried, be very worried   At Christmas, Prince Charles suggested we were in a worrying era akin to the 1930s and ...   Continue reading

    • Save The Free Press – The Sunday Times’ Sarah Baxter tells the British public they have two days to save press freedom whilst Meryl Streep urges the press to take on Donald Trump in America

      Save The Free Press

      The Sunday Times’ Sarah Baxter tells the British public they have two days to save press freedom whilst Meryl Streep urges the press to take on Donald Trump in America   The ...   Continue reading

    • Sir Ivan Rogers

      A Curate’s Egg of an Ambassador

      EU ambassador Sir Ivan Rogers’ resignation is rather like a curate’s egg; he shouldn’t have handled his departure as he did but the result might actually be rather for the po ...   Continue reading

    • Happy New Year – Wishing all readers a Happy New Year and prosperity and cheer in 2017 and a New Year missive from Donald Trump

      Happy New Year 2017

      Wishing all readers a Happy New Year and prosperity and cheer in 2017 and a New Year missive from Donald Trump   We thank all our readers for supporting us in 2016 – a year ...   Continue reading

    • 2017 – A Step Into The Unknown – Matthew Steeples shares predictions for 2017

      2017 – A Step Into The Unknown

      Matthew Steeples shares predictions for 2017   2016 has been a year when sense was turned on its head. Donald Trump being elected President of the United States of America and ...   Continue reading

    • Christmas 2016

      Merry Christmas

      Wishing readers a very merry Christmas   2016 has been a year that many would rather forget. With Donald Trump elected in America and a foolish referendum successful in Britai ...   Continue reading

    • The Rise of the Angry Man –2016 has given the ‘angry man’ a voice suggests Matthew Steeples

      The Rise of The Angry Man

      2016 has given the ‘angry man’ a voice suggests Matthew Steeples   Last night, in a bar in Chelsea, a middle-aged man came up to me and told me I’d “misunderstood” h ...   Continue reading

    • The Price of Doing Nothing – Matthew Steeples suggests George Osborne was entirely right to criticise the West’s failure to act over Aleppo yesterday

      The Price of Doing Nothing

      Matthew Steeples suggests George Osborne was entirely right to criticise the West’s failure to act over Aleppo   Yesterday, George Osborne rightly blamed the West for the ho ...   Continue reading

    • Gays or John Gays House, Langworthy Lane, Holyport, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 2HN, England, United Kingdom – £5.95 million ($7.36 million, €6.88 million or درهم27.05 million) – For sale through Christie’s Real Estate

      A Happy House

      Berkshire country house named “Gays” for sale   Not connected with the LGBT community in any way, but in fact named after a man named John Gays, “Gays” at Holyport, ne ...   Continue reading

    • Britain’s Prettiest Council House – Ferry House, Midsummer Common, Cambridge, CB4 1HA – £750,000 ($923,000, €864,000 or درهم3.4 million) – Bidwells

      Britain’s Prettiest Council House

      What could be Britain’s prettiest council house goes on sale for £750,000   When one thinks of council houses, one thinks utilitarian and not of beauty and roses around the ...   Continue reading

    • Onslow & Campbell – Ground floor apartment at 80 Onslow Gardens, South Kensington London, SW7 3AG for sale for £4.75 million ($5.8 million, €5.4 million or درهم21.3 million) through Knight Frank – Sol Campbell’s Hallington Hall, Hallington, near Corbridge, Northumberland for sale for £4.95 million through Sanderson Young

      Onslow & Campbell

      South Kensington ground floor flat for sale for the same price as Sol Campbell’s Georgian country house in Northumberland   Near Corbridge in Northumberland, former football ...   Continue reading

    • Made From The Mayflower – Super estate Old Jordans, Jordans, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2ST – £15 million ($18.3 million, €17.2 million or درهم67.1 million) through Knight Frank

      Made From The Mayflower

      So-called ‘super estate’ in Buckinghamshire – complete with a barn allegedly made from wood from The Mayflower and a museum with space for 25 cars – for sale for £15 milli ...   Continue reading

    • A Serpentine Summer House – Serpentine Galleries summerhouse originally installed in Kensington Gardens for sale – it’ll cost you a bit more than what you might find down at B&Q – For sale through The Modern House for £95,000 ($116,000, €110,000 or درهم427,000) – Designed by Kunlé Adeyemi

      A Serpentine Summer House

      Serpentine Galleries summerhouse originally installed in Kensington Gardens for sale – it’ll cost you a bit more than what you might find down at B&Q   Each summer, si ...   Continue reading

    • A Village Ideal – Dauncey House, High Street, Tormarton, Badminton, Gloucestershire, GL9 1HZ – Reduced from £1.3 million ($1.6 million, €1.5 million or درهم5.8 million) to £1.2 million ($1.5 million, €1.4 million or درهم5.4 million) through Hamptons International

      A Village Ideal

      Unlisted 18th century Georgian residence near Badminton for sale; ideal for those looking to quit the rat race   City dwellers and commuters regularly dream of quitting the ra ...   Continue reading

    • Panic Over The Price – Vast New York triplex with three bullet-proof panic rooms at The Heritage at Trump Place reduced in price by 47%; Is the Trump connection a factor? 240 Riverside Boulevard #6A Upper West Side, New York, NY 10069, United States of America – Owned by Prince Nawaf bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud – For sale through Elizabeth Mercedes Berk of Mercedes/Berk at a price of £32.9 million ($40 million, €37.9 million or درهم147 million), reduced from £61.7 million ($75 million, €71 million or درهم275.5 million)

      Panic Over The Price

      Vast New York triplex with three bullet-proof panic rooms at The Heritage at Trump Place reduced in price by 47%; Is the Trump connection a factor?   In 2012, a Saudi royal pl ...   Continue reading

    • Lavish Landies – A selection of the most unusual and expensive Land Rovers currently for sale – 1959 Land Rover Series II – £49,995 ($61,400, €58,300 or درهم225,600) through Land Rover Centre Huddersfield; 1959 Land Rover Series II 109 by Cuthbertson – £84,995 ($104,000, €99,100 or درهم383,600 million) through John Brown 4x4; 2014 Land Rover Defender XS station wagon 6.2-litre V8 Flying Huntsman 105 long nose, wide body by Afzal Khan – £249,975 ($307,000, €292,000 or درهم1.1 million) through Khan Automobiles

      Lavish Landies

      A selection of the most unusual and expensive Land Rovers currently for sale; prepare to be wowed   Over two million Land Rovers were made between 1948 and 2015 and undoubtedl ...   Continue reading

    • Cupboards by Harrods – Two studio flats near Harrods in Knightsbridge, London, SW3 for sale for extraordinary sums offer ideal homes for pint-sized people – January 2017 – Carter Jonas and Beauchamp Estates – Raised ground floor at Jefferson House, 11 Basil Street at £450,000 ($553,000, €525,000, درهم2.03 million) – Third floor at Beaufort Gardens at £1.65 million ($2.03 million, €1.92 million or درهم7.45 million)

      Cupboards by Harrods

      Two studio flats near Harrods for sale for extraordinary sums offer ideal homes for pint-sized people   A typical London Underground carriage provides about 464 square foot of ...   Continue reading

    • Beetling to Auction – Rusty old Volkswagen Beetle to be auctioned; it’s offered with an astounding guide price – 1952 Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle to be sold by RM Sotheby’s in Paris, France on 8th February 2017 with a guide of £45,000 to £70,000

      Beetling to Auction

      Rusty old Volkswagen Beetle to be auctioned; it’s offered with an astounding guide price   Classic cars continue to defy other markets and with each auction, prices continue ...   Continue reading

    • Mariella Frostrup

      Mind Your Mariella

      Mariella Frostup heartlessly berates a woman married to an alcoholic   Mariella Frostrup was described as having “the sexiest female voice on TV” in 2008. She was born in ...   Continue reading

    • George Michael and Andros Georgiou

      Seeking Truth

      Circumstances of George Michael’s death questioned by former friend Andros Georgiou   In 2012, George Michael’s “childhood friend” – this morning described by the Ma ...   Continue reading

    • James Floyd – What’s on your mantelpiece? A 20-question interview with British actor and BIFA award winner James Floyd in The Steeple Times – My Brother the Devil, The Best Possible Taste, City of Tiny Lights, Rogue Agent, Of Kings and Prophets

      James Floyd – What’s on your mantelpiece?

      A 20-question interview with British actor and BIFA award winner James Floyd   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? “Be gentle with yourse ...   Continue reading

    • Dawn Ward

      Overheard – 7th January

      Clangers overheard and snippets spotted by readers of ‘The Steeple Times’   Get me a Krug! At The Botanist on Sloane Square in London, a visiting Yorkshire lass told her a ...   Continue reading

    • No Vision

      No Vision

      The Evening Standard sinks to a new low with a list of the predictions for 2017 from a bunch of the “capital’s wisest visionaries”   The Evening Standard used to publish ...   Continue reading

    • Woman of The Hour – Kirstie Allsopp – Kirstie Allsopp rightly stands up to motormouth Kay Burley

      Woman of The Hour – Kirstie Allsopp

      Kirstie Allsopp rightly stands up to motormouth Kay Burley   George Michael’s death was sad given he was plainly a talented musician and that he was taken too young and when ...   Continue reading

    • Wally of the Week – William Hanson – Etiquette know-all (know-nothing) William Hanson makes his second appearance of 2016 as a ‘Wally of the Week’

      Wally of the Week – William Hanson

      Etiquette know-all (know-nothing) William Hanson makes his second appearance of 2016 as a ‘Wally of the Week’   William Hanson is a man with a serious chip on his shoulder ...   Continue reading

    • Wally of the Week – Margaret Gallagher – Meet a woman with a broken leg who thinks she can park wherever she wants; strangely she can get on her tight jeans and boots – Daily Mail, 15th December 2016

      Wally of the Week – Margaret Gallagher

      Meet a woman with a broken thighbone who thinks she can park wherever she wants; strangely she can get on her tight jeans and boots   The Daily Mail were plainly short on stor ...   Continue reading

    • Picture of the Week – Nutter meets Nutter – Donald Trump held a meeting with one of the few “celebrities” willing to be seen in his company – Donald Trump meets Kayne West on Tuesday 13th December 2016 at Trump Tower in New York

      Picture of the Week – Nutter meets Nutter

      Donald Trump held a meeting with one of the few “celebrities” willing to be seen in his company   On Tuesday morning, at around 9am, Donald Trump met with the rapper Kanye ...   Continue reading

    • A Catty Catastrophe – Feline-like Bride of Wildenstein Jocelyn Wildenstein and couturier Lloyd Klein – Fight at Trump World Tower, Wednesday 7th December 2016 - Delony assault charges in the second degree – She is accused of inflicting injuries with a weapon

      A Catty Catastrophe

      ‘Bride of Wildenstein’ got her claws out in New York; her boyfriend learns a lesson about playing with cats   Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes once remarked: “Those wh ...   Continue reading

    • Steven Berkoff - Eat Dollink An invitation to attend a screening of Steven Berkoff’s first documentary; an “idiosyncratic tribute to his favourite Jewish deli”

      Eat Dollink

      An invitation to attend a screening of Steven Berkoff’s first documentary; an “idiosyncratic tribute to his favourite Jewish deli”   For one night only on Tuesday 24th J ...   Continue reading

    • Gatsby & Lauren – Ralph Lauren opens his first bar-restaurant in London; it’ll sure be a hit with the preppy and the preened – Ralph’s Coffee & Bar, Polo Ralph Lauren, 173 Regent Street, London, W1B 4JQ. Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7113 7450.

      Gatsby & Lauren

      Ralph Lauren opens his first bar-restaurant in London; it’ll sure be a hit with the preppy and the preened   Ralph Lauren is a man of exceptional taste. From humble beginnin ...   Continue reading

    • BBC Auntie gin Mother's Ruin Hogarth's Gin Lane

      Auntie’s Hardly Ruined

      BBC executives drink surprisingly little gin, yet the Mail Online make rather a fuss about it   On Saturday, the Mail Online published an article about the BBC spending £115, ...   Continue reading

    • Taking The Michel – Michel Roux Jr. proves himself to be a modern day Scrooge

      Taking The Michel

      Michel Roux Jr. proves himself to be a modern day Scrooge   Michel Roux Jr. plays the jovial giant on television and is lauded by many as a great chef. He’s undoubtedly tale ...   Continue reading

    • Itsu’s Over – Exclusive – Chelsea restaurant Itsu set to close its doors for the final time, Itsu, 118 Walton Street, London, SW3 3AE

      Itsu’s Over

      EXCLUSIVE – Chelsea restaurant Itsu set to close its doors for the final time   Itsu in Walton Street, Chelsea is set to close its doors shortly for the last time shortly du ...   Continue reading

    • Meadowbrook Farms, 4120 Dry Creek Road, Napa, California, CA 94558, United States of America – £11.7 million ($14.9 million or €14 million or درهم‎‎54.7 million) – For sale through Jill Levy of Heritage Sotheby’s International Realty

      Anything but Dry

      Vineyard in Napa, California that previously supplied Opus One and currently supplies Mondavi offered for sale   4120 Dry Creek Road in the Oak Knoll District of Napa, Califor ...   Continue reading

    • Reviewing Romulo – Romulo Café, 343 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6NW. Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3141 6390 – Filipino cuisine

      Reviewing Romulo

      Matthew Steeples reviews Romulo Café in Kensington; it serves the finest Filipino cuisine and is well worth trying   Romulo Café bills itself as providing “a taste of the ...   Continue reading

    • Raising the Roof to Romulo – Romulo Café, 343 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6NW. Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3141 6390 – Party hosted by Matthew Steeples and Rowena Romulo, 23rd November 2016 – The Philippine Ambassador to the United Kingdom H.E. Evan P. Garcia and the country’s Commercial Attaché and Director A. M. Kristine Umali put in an appearance and other distinguished guests included Anthony Abrahams, Leke Adebayo, Mark Agate, Stephen Annett, Lucas Bitencourt, Brian Blick, Basia and Richard Briggs, Julian Byzantine, Mark Captain, Michael Clark, Jacina Coyne, Millie Dean, Heimir Helgason, David Hencke, Saint Hill, Iqbal Latif, Mr and Mrs Alan Millinder, Alexandra Naylor, Angelique Neumann, Oliver Newton, Simon Ogilvie-Harris, Su-Lin Ong, Alexis Parr, Tarik Remila, Claire Rubinstein, Alyssa Sherman, Alexandra and Mark Sykes, Roger Townsend and Lady Jane Duncombe Townsend, John Wellington, Mr and Mrs Bill Wiggins and Paul Wooley.

      Returning to Romulo

      More pictures from Matthew Steeples and Rowena Romulo’s party at Romulo Café   Today, we share a further selection of images from the party Matthew Steeples of The Steeple ...   Continue reading

    • Raising the Roof to Romulo – Romulo Café, 343 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6NW. Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3141 6390 – Party hosted by Matthew Steeples and Rowena Romulo, 23rd November 2016 – The Philippine Ambassador to the United Kingdom H.E. Evan P. Garcia and the country’s Commercial Attaché and Director A. M. Kristine Umali put in an appearance and other distinguished guests included Anthony Abrahams, Leke Adebayo, Stephen Annett, Lucas Bitencourt, Brian Blick, Basia and Richard Briggs, Julian Byzantine, Mark Captain, Michael Clark, Jacina Coyne, Millie Dean, Heimir Helgason, David Hencke, Saint Hill, Iqbal Latif, Mr and Mrs Alan Millinder, Alexandra Naylor, Angelique Neumann, Oliver Newton, Simon Ogilvie-Harris, Su-Lin Ong, Alexis Parr, Tarik Remila, Claire Rubinstein, Alyssa Sherman, Alexandra and Mark Sykes, Roger Townsend and Lady Jane Duncombe Townsend, John Wellington, Mr and Mrs Bill Wiggins and Paul Wooley.

      Raising the Roof to Romulo

      An evening of cocktails and fine Filipino food at Romulo Café   On 23rd November in London, Matthew Steeples of The Steeple Times co-hosted a party with financier turned rest ...   Continue reading

    • Back to the ‘70’s – La Brasserie, 272 Brompton Road, London, SW3 2AW – 1970s menu – 21st November 2016

      Back to the ‘70’s

      Chelsea institution La Brasserie was packed out for its 1970s prices birthday party   At La Brasserie on Monday, a great time was had by all at both lunch and dinner and the p ...   Continue reading

    • Upping the E – World record price for Jaguar E-Type – 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Competition sold for £6 million ($7.37 million, €6.94 million or درهم27.27 million) by Bonhams in Scottsdale, Arizona

      Upping the E

      Jaguar E-Type sells for world record price   On Thursday in Scottsdale, Arizona, auctioneers Bonhams achieved a world record when they sold a 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Co ...   Continue reading

    • Golf in the Garden – Bullpits, Bourton, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 5AX – Country house for sale through Savills complete with 18 hole golf course – £2.85 million ($3.5 million, €3.3 million or درهم12.8 million)

      Golf in the Garden

      Dorset country house for sale complete with an 18-hole golf course in its grounds   A Grade II listed Regency property near Gillingham in Dorset has come up for sale but unlik ...   Continue reading

    • A Boxing Day Treat – The Tout’s tips for The King George 2016

      A Boxing Day Treat

      The Tout’s tips for The King George 2016   Sometimes the leftovers taste better second time around on Boxing Day and this year there is a real treat in store at Kempton Park ...   Continue reading

    • Kind Hearts and Boxlock Ejectors – William Evans 12-bore commissioned by Sir Alec Guinness in 1959 to be auctioned on 8th December 2016 by Holts Auctioneers in London – estimate of £3,000 to £5,000 ($3,800 to $6,400 or €3,600 to €6,000 or درهم‎‎14,000 to درهم23,400‎‎)

      Kind Hearts and Box Ejectors

      William Evans 12-bore commissioned by Sir Alec Guinness in 1959 to be auctioned; it cost just £95 new   Sir Alec Guinness (1914 – 2000) was undoubtedly one of Britain’s f ...   Continue reading

    • the-vileness-of-the-trumps-fi

      The Vileness of The Trumps

      The word “vile” truly suits the vile Trump family   On Sunday, I came under attack for describing the Trump family as “vile”. I was told I should be “ashamed of [mys ...   Continue reading

    • Ronaldo’s Ride – 2008 Bentley Continental GT Speed formerly owned by footballer Cristiano Ronaldo to be auctioned – Silverstone Classics NEC Classic Motor Show Sale on 12th and 13th November 2016 – £50,000 to £60,000 ($63,200 to $75,800, €58,100 to €69,500, درهم‎‎,232,000 to درهم‎‎,279,000)

      Ronaldo’s Ride

      Bentley originally owned by footballer Cristiano Ronaldo to be auctioned   In September 2008, the “world’s best footballer” Cristiano Ronaldo purchased a sapphire blue w ...   Continue reading

    • Orvis’ Dog Festival – Laura Bott reports on Orvis hosting a dog friendly event at their Lower Regent Street store in London – Photographs by Ashley Timms Photography

      Orvis’ Dog Festival

      Laura Bott reports on Orvis hosting a dog friendly event at their Lower Regent Street store in London   On 14th September, the Orvis flagship store in London rolled out the gr ...   Continue reading

    • Video of the Week – Wedding Dogs – Sir Benjamin Slade’s Maunsel House films a promotional YouTube video featuring a dog driving a Bentley

      Video of the Week – Wedding Dogs

      Sir Benjamin Slade films a promotional video for his wedding venue; it features a terrier driving his Bentley   Maunsel House is a wedding venue in Somerset. It is owned by th ...   Continue reading

    • Gone fishin’ – 1931 Ford Model A DeLuxe coupé with custom-built house trailer – £77,000 to £116,000 ($100,000 to $150,000 or €89,000 to €133,000) – RM Sotheby’s

      Gone fishin’

      The ultimate fisherman’s toy is headed to auction   Fisherman’s widows everywhere look away: The ultimate vehicle for pescophiles is headed to auction at RM Sotheby’s fo ...   Continue reading

    • Company Sport – Tulchan Sporting Estates Limited, Grantown-on-Spey, Morayshire, Scotland, PH26 3PW – Davis & Bowring – £25 million ($32.4 million or €28.9 million)

      Company Sport

      Company owning 21,000 Scottish sporting estate placed for sale for £25 million; the process of sale supposedly will also minimise taxation liability   Featuring 21,768 acres ...   Continue reading

    • My Way Donald Trump FI

      Picture of the Week – Trump’s Way

      Donald Trump achieves his “beautiful moment”   Undoubtedly the biggest upset in modern history, yesterday’s appointment of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United S ...   Continue reading

    • Donald Trump 45th President of the United States of America

      Trump Day

      Inauguration Day brings assassination theories, Golden Shower cocktails and a ban on selfie sticks   “Armageddon Day” – as many have termed it – is upon the free world ...   Continue reading

    • Daughter to Daughter – George W’s daughters pen a charming letter to Obama’s daughters in TIME magazine

      Daughter to Daughter

      George W’s daughters pen a charming letter to Obama’s daughters   On Thursday, in TIME, President George W. Bush’s daughter penned a letter to President Obama’s daught ...   Continue reading

    • Picture of the Week – Mistress May – Theresa May rebranded in Hackney Wick; it might put you off your lunch – Facebook Shit London group – Mistress May Make You Obey

      Picture of the Week – Mistress May

      Theresa May rebranded in Hackney Wick; it might put you off your lunch   A group named ‘Shit London’ on Facebook has over 68,000 members and regularly features images of t ...   Continue reading

    • Donald Trump illustrates why he is nothing but stupid

      Stupid Trump

      Donald Trump illustrates why he is nothing but stupid   Yesterday in New York, Donald Trump gave a press conference and it was one like no other. In it, he proved one thing an ...   Continue reading

    • Quote of the Week – A Moron in The White House – Donald Trump’s presidency was worryingly first predicted in July 1920 by the Sage of Baltimore H. L. Mencken

      Quote of the Week – A Moron in the White House

      Donald Trump’s presidency was worryingly first predicted in July 1920   In ten days time, on 20th January 2017, the world will watch in horror as a reality television “sta ...   Continue reading

    • Unlikely Bedfellows – Sarah Palin apologises to Julian Assange – Sarah Palin’s attempt to gain the support of Julian Assange shows that conventional politics have been consigned to history – January 2017

      Unlikely Bedfellows

      Sarah Palin’s attempt to gain the support of Julian Assange shows that conventional politics have been consigned to history   In a post Wednesday on her Facebook account, ba ...   Continue reading

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      Maniac Milo

      Right-wing extremist Milo Yiannopolous lands £200,000 book deal with Simon & Schuster; it should be boycotted   Despite being permanently banned from Twitter and mocked f ...   Continue reading

    • Terrible Tracey – Tracey Emin announces she’s quitting London after her plans to construct a carbuncle that resembles a Hitler-esque oven are rejected; Londoners rejoice

      Terrible Tracey

      Tracey Emin announces she’s quitting London after her plans to construct a carbuncle that resembles a Hitler-esque oven are rejected; Londoners rejoice   Tracey Emin CBE, RA ...   Continue reading

    • Sexing up Brexit – Defrocked priest Neil Horan appears outside the Supreme Court dancing a jig without any trousers; he believes Nigel Farage was “sent by Christ”

      Sexing up Brexit

      Defrocked priest appears outside the Supreme Court dancing a jig without any trousers; he believes Nigel Farage was “sent by Christ”   This week, as the Supreme Court deba ...   Continue reading

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    • The Missile FI

      The Missile

      “Rakish” 8.0-litre Bentley – known as ‘The Missile’ – for sale; it’s “not one for the faint of heart” but would suit Toad of Toad Hall   New to the market th ...   Continue reading

    • Thatcher’s Jaguar – Ex-Baroness Thatcher 2006 Jaguar XJ8 armoured saloon – Margaret Thatcher – Christie’s South Kensington Out of the Ordinary sale – 14th September 2016 – Also used by David Cameron

      Thatcher’s Jag

      Armoured Jaguar that served as Margaret Thatcher’s last car – and which was also used by David Cameron – sells at auction   Offered with an estimate of £15,000 to £20, ...   Continue reading

    • Bonded by Broccoli – 2008 Aston Martin DBS owned originally by James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli OBE – Graeme Hunt seek £175,000 ($232,000 or €206,000)

      Bonded by Broccoli

      Aston Martin built to personal specification of James Bond film series producer Barbara Broccoli for sale   The Aston Martin brand will forever be associated with James Bond a ...   Continue reading

    • Batmobile FI

      The #1 Batmobile

      First Batmobile for sale for £3.2 million ...   Continue reading

    • Ejector FI

      Ejector seat? You must be joking

      The sale of a gadget laden James Bond-mobile   “I never joke about my work” stated Q when James Bond enquires about the ejector seat in his new Aston Martin DB5 in Goldfin ...   Continue reading

    • Bond Base FI

      Bond’s base

      A home suitable for James Bond   The latest James Bond film Skyfall is the talk of the town and it’s received many a rave review. The fictional James Bond allegedly lived in ...   Continue reading