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Author: Matthew Steeples

June 16, 2019

Bin Boris

by Matthew Steeples

Sir Max Hastings perfectly sums up the car crash of a man that is Boris Johnson; elsewhere the public say they wouldn’t buy a used car from the wannabe Conservative leader In a quote widely shared on social media, the former editor of the Daily Telegraph, Sir Max Hastings, completely slaughtered his former employee Boris … Continue reading “Bin Boris”

June 15, 2019

Dimwitted Davidson

by Matthew Steeples

That Jim Davidson has announced he doesn’t ever want to set foot in London again is something to be celebrated suggests Matthew Steeples Sadiq Khan is undoubtedly an irritating prick of a man, but that he has annoyed the completely offensive bore and moron that is Jim Davidson makes him go up a little in … Continue reading “Dimwitted Davidson”

June 14, 2019

An Outrage Too Far

by Matthew Steeples

The reaction to Jo Brand’s ill-placed ‘joke’ is somewhat overblown suggests Matthew Steeples; that she angered Nigel Farage is just brilliant Jo Brand certainly put her foot in the proverbial in making jokes about battery acid being a better thing to throw than milkshakes. Her remarks were indeed extremely ill-thought and show her as a … Continue reading “An Outrage Too Far”

June 12, 2019

The Death of The Power Lunch

by Matthew Steeples

With the closure of New York’s Four Seasons, is the era of ‘the power lunch’ well and truly over both there and in Britain? In October 1979, Esquire coined a new phrase: ‘The Power Lunch.’ In an article by Lee Eisenberg they referenced a place where the “eighty-or-so diners dine on ideas, ideas for million-dollar … Continue reading “The Death of The Power Lunch”

June 11, 2019

Picture of the Week – A Coked Contest

by Matthew Steeples

‘Stop Brexit’ Steve Bray amusingly mocks Michael Gove’s bid to become leader of the Conservative Party; ‘Brexit’ is named ‘Children’s Year of the Word’ With the especially angry columnist Melanie Philips unsurprisingly rounding on Michael Gove over his cocaine taking and The Times Diary mocking him over his choice of the notorious binger on such … Continue reading “Picture of the Week – A Coked Contest”

June 10, 2019

Five of the Best – Rarities

by Matthew Steeples

Five highly unusual items for sale currently including one that might be suitable as a gift for wannabe PM and one-time cocaine experimenter Michael Gove William IV Sterling Silver Novelty Cocaine Powder Tower and Scoop Price: £2,735 ($3,470, €3,070 or درهم12,750) Given his admission about what he’s previously put up his nose, this sterling silver … Continue reading “Five of the Best – Rarities”

June 9, 2019

Come To My Island

by Matthew Steeples

Private island on the Thames that was owned by the first owner of The Savoy Hotel and inspired Gilbert and Sullivan for sale for £800,000 less than it was sold for in 2013 A 145 metre by 45 metre private island on the River Thames at Weybridge is currently for sale for £3.2 million.   … Continue reading “Come To My Island”

June 8, 2019

Don’t You Know Who I Am?

by Matthew Steeples

Woman dressed in a set of curtains makes a prat of herself at Bibendum in South Kensington; Paris Hilton saunters in later holding hands with Caroline ‘#JustSaying’ Stanbury We sadly live in an era of selfies and reality television, but on Thursday an especially vacuous wench named Carmen Jordá made an utter prat of herself … Continue reading “Don’t You Know Who I Am?”

June 5, 2019

Parking or a Farm?

by Matthew Steeples

Outdoor parking space in South Kensington for sale for the same price as a Welsh farmstead One could argue the property market has gone completely nuts when an uncovered, leasehold parking space in Roland Way, SW7 goes on sale for the same price as a Grade II listed detached farmhouse with a range of stone … Continue reading “Parking or a Farm?”

June 4, 2019

Triumphant Trump

by Matthew Steeples

Donald Trump defied his critics last night and behaved himself; his presence, however, is causing chaos and his meeting with Theresa May is just pointless You have to give it to him: Donald Trump played a blinder last night in behaving himself impeccably last night at Buckingham Palace.   Reading from a plainly entirely scripted … Continue reading “Triumphant Trump”

June 1, 2019

Siddiqi Out-Sherlocked

by Matthew Steeples

Twitter troll and all-round oddity Tariq Siddiqi loses £5 million case against Sherlock Holmes Limited and others Late last month a case brought by Tariq Siddiqi alleging he had been “the  target  and victim of the publication of derogatory, confidential and/or private information on a website” devoted to exposing his business affairs and “bitterly…  accus[ing] … Continue reading “Siddiqi Out-Sherlocked”

Green Bottoms

by Matthew Steeples

As Sir ‘Shifty’ Philip Green is charged with assault and his empire flounders, it is now time for him to be finally stripped of his title Alleged “bottom slapper” and “breast groper” Sir Philip Green has truly hit the rocks. Described as “rude, arrogant and inappropriate” this morning on Radio 4’s Today programme, here now … Continue reading “Green Bottoms”

May 31, 2019

Down in Chelsea

by Matthew Steeples

Property prices significantly down in Chelsea whilst ‘forced sales’ increase With news that house prices have fallen 19% in the Royal Borough since 2014 comes yet more proof that Brexit has taken its toll on the wealthiest area of London.   Aside from that uncertainty, the number of ‘forced sales’ is increasing in the are … Continue reading “Down in Chelsea”

May 29, 2019

Basement Journalism

by Matthew Steeples

That Spencer Matthews was described on Sky News as a “royal relative” is just yet another example of shoddy journalism We all make mistakes, but when journalists fall for PR peoples’ scams as easily as Sky News plainly did last night in the wake of the non-news story of the former Made in Chelsea participant … Continue reading “Basement Journalism”

May 27, 2019

True Crime Stories: Baroness de Stempel (and family)

by Matthew Steeples

Our new series examining historic crime stories of the rich and famous begins with the case of the unsolved murder of an architect in Shropshire, the jailing for fraud of his aristocratic ex-wife and her children and her daughter’s subsequent marriage to a famous actor Four times married former debutant Baroness de Stempel (née Susan … Continue reading “True Crime Stories: Baroness de Stempel (and family)”

A Cut-Price Cadillac

by Matthew Steeples

1985 Cadillac Seville to be auctioned; its lower estimate is just under £10,000; the perfect car for any hip-hop or ‘Dallas’ devotee A second generation Cadillac Seville – known to hip-hop fans as a “slantback” – will be sold as part of the four day RM Auctions’ 2019 Auburn Spring sale in Auburn Auction Park, … Continue reading “A Cut-Price Cadillac”

A Divided Nation

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests last night’s European Election results leads to only one conclusion as to how we can move forward Last night, the Conservative Party suffered its worst defeat since 1832. It was no wonder that Theresa May quit as Prime Minister in advance and given Labour’s equally poor showing, they can hardly crow either. … Continue reading “A Divided Nation”

May 26, 2019

A Highland Dream

by Matthew Steeples

Completely ‘Off grid’ Scottish Highland hideaway 168 acre estate for sale for £650,000 just as it is revealed nowhere in Britain is more than 6 miles from a road Today The Sunday Times reported “we are never further than six miles from a road anywhere on the mainland” in Britain according to research by Ordnance … Continue reading “A Highland Dream”

Tears For What’s Next

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests there should be no tears for Theresa May but instead for the Napoléon Bonaparte style calamity that now could follow Today marks the 70th birthday of Jeremy Corbyn and it was, in 1805, also the day when Napoléon Bonaparte was crowned king of Italy in Milan Cathedral.   After a week in … Continue reading “Tears For What’s Next”

May 25, 2019

Victoria’s Escort

by Matthew Steeples

Wannabe politician (again) Lady Borwick shares a snap of herself with a onetime male escort to “mature ladies” Benjamin Duncan It wasn’t ‘Victoria’s Secret’ for former Tory MP for Kensington Lady ‘Call Me Victoria’ Borwick this week, but instead ‘Victoria’s Escort’ it seems. A picture, shared with her 213 followers on Instagram, shows this woman … Continue reading “Victoria’s Escort”

May 23, 2019

We Wish Them Well (Too)

by Matthew Steeples

The Steeple Times echoes the Evening Standard and Gina Miller’s Remain United and urges voters to back the Liberal Democrats today “We wish them well” said former Tory chancellor George Osborne’s Evening Standard of the Liberal Democrats prospects in the European Parliamentary Elections yesterday.   Elsewhere, Gina Miller’s Remain United has urged those able to … Continue reading “We Wish Them Well (Too)”

May 22, 2019

Word of the Week – Milkshaking

by Matthew Steeples

‘Milkshaking’ is the word of politics right now, but its origins are actually in corrupt practices in horseracing ‘Milkshaking’ has become the word of the 2019 European Parliamentary Elections in Britain. It is a word now associated with Tommy Robinson and Nigel Farage and McDonald’s and Burger King, but, in fact, is also a practice … Continue reading “Word of the Week – Milkshaking”

May 21, 2019

A Modern Masterpiece

by Matthew Steeples

Victorian farmhouse transformed into an Anglo-Baroque-style masterpiece by Robert Adam complete with a lion from Chuchill’s garden on the roof for sale Eccentric homes are only going to ever appeal to eccentric people and that is perhaps why “strawberry coloured” Eastwood Farm at Herstmonceux in East Sussex has not sold in six years.   Now … Continue reading “A Modern Masterpiece”

May 20, 2019

Pitchforks at the Ready

by Matthew Steeples

Owner of Britain’s remotest mainland pub, The Old Forge at Knoydart, goes to war with his very own locals  (who’ve set up their own rival in protest) British folk (and apparently even more so Scottish folk) are very territorial when it comes to their local pub. They have a favourite seat and a favourite barman … Continue reading “Pitchforks at the Ready”

May 19, 2019

A Dean’s Palace

by Matthew Steeples

Grade I listed 12th century deanery that has housed 62 deans for sale for the first time ever; it could become a most remarkable home An 18,000 square foot, Grade I listed building that has been home to 62 deans of Wells Cathedral over 800 years is offered for sale for the first time ever. … Continue reading “A Dean’s Palace”

May 18, 2019

The Fallacy of Farage

by Matthew Steeples

‘Man of the Elite’ Nigel Farage yet again shown in his true colours; that the Brexit Party leader has lived in luxury in Chelsea is not ‘new news’ – we exposed such back in 2017 Whilst Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party will sadly likely trounce all others in the forthcoming European Elections, ‘news’ that he’s been … Continue reading “The Fallacy of Farage”

May 16, 2019

America’s Black Hole

by Matthew Steeples

The pardoning of Lord Black by President Trump sums up the morally bankrupt hole that is now America The pardoning of Lord Black by President Trump sums up the morally bankrupt hole that is now America   That Lord Black of Crossharbour – a man whose wife once announced: “My extravagance knows no bounds” – … Continue reading “America’s Black Hole”

May 14, 2019

The Moral Warp of Brexit

by Matthew Steeples

As Brexit dominates our nation, we have have forgotten other pressing issues; we must sort this mess and then get back to normal business suggests Matthew Steeples We live in a morally warped age. With BBC Radio 4’s Today programme yesterday sharing shocking news that there are 5,000 homeless people ‘existing’ (certainly not ‘living’) in … Continue reading “The Moral Warp of Brexit”

May 13, 2019

Five of the Best – The Royal Borough’s Best Restaurants

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples highlights five stalwart restaurants for your Rolodex in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea The Chelsea Corner 451 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9UZ; +44 (0) 20 3055 0088 The Chelsea Corner replaced the ‘no frills’ Chelsea Kitchen in August 2018 and occupies what was originally a public house. Managed by the most … Continue reading “Five of the Best – The Royal Borough’s Best Restaurants”

May 12, 2019

Tremendous Twyssenden

by Matthew Steeples

Grade II* listed Kentish manor house for sale along with 258 acres of land; its asking price has been reduced by over £1 million Twyssenden Manor, near Goudhurst in Kent spent much of the 20th century in use as a youth hostel, but after being purchased by its current owner, a “successful businessman who, in … Continue reading “Tremendous Twyssenden”

Downgrading Sir Shifty

by Matthew Steeples

We join those celebrating ‘Sir Shifty’ Philip Green’s impending downfall; this vulgar man and his beady-eyed wife truly deserve their fate It hasn’t been a good week for Sir Philip Green and it hasn’t been a good one for his vulgar, title obsessed wife, ‘Lady Tina,’ either.   No longer listed as a billionaire given … Continue reading “Downgrading Sir Shifty”

May 9, 2019

The Carpetbagging Copycat

by Matthew Steeples

The Duchess of Sussex gets mocked on social media after “stealing” James Stunt’s ‘iconic dressing gown look’ to introduce her newly arrived son Yet again ‘Murky Mucky’ just couldn’t help herself. Even on the day she introduced her child to the world, she just had to put her foot in the proverbial. Aside from offending … Continue reading “The Carpetbagging Copycat”

May 7, 2019

Cheap in Chelsea

by Matthew Steeples

A home in Chelsea for £170 per square foot? Such can be found in the form of the MS Mouette, a converted ferry moored at Cadogan Pier Previously offered for sale in 2012 for £1 million and then £695,000 in 2014, the price of a 1,707 square foot converted former ferry moored at Cadogan Pier … Continue reading “Cheap in Chelsea”

May 6, 2019

Don’t be a mug, vote Toby Jug

by Matthew Steeples

That the late Lord Toby Jug’s approach to politics make more sense than we’ve currently got says a lot about where we are now in Britain Today, The Times published an insightful obituary about the life of Lord Toby Jug (born Brian Borthwick, 18th December 1965 – 2nd May 2019). It is something both Jeremy … Continue reading “Don’t be a mug, vote Toby Jug”

May 5, 2019

Turning Off The Lights

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples asks: “What is the future for the Conservative Party?” given Theresa May has driven it towards complete wipeout This morning, on Sky News’ Sophy Ridge on Sunday, Nigel Farage announced: “I cannot see the Conservative Party continuing to exist. What is it for?”   For once, Farage – whose Brexit Party is amazingly … Continue reading “Turning Off The Lights”

May 4, 2019

Straightforward Stunt

by Matthew Steeples

As James Stunt attempts to meet his detractors and face a polygraph is hijacked, yet again he proves these people cowards James Stunt’s YouTube videos may go on too long in terms of their lengths for the short-attention span of millennials, but in them he is nothing but honest and direct. Here is someone who … Continue reading “Straightforward Stunt”

Ice Cream Iris

by Matthew Steeples

Nonagenarian Iris Apfel yet again proves herself to be a truly brilliant gem; we should all heed her life and enjoy life to the full On Thursday, the brilliantly talented wildcard this is the nonagenarian Iris Apfel – a woman who believes “more is more and less is a bore” –announced that she had become … Continue reading “Ice Cream Iris”

“I have a plan, sir”

by Matthew Steeples

That Tony Robinson has quit Labour and branded its leadership “sh*t’ is proof that that party has sunk to a new low “Baldrick, your head is as empty as a eunuch’s underpants” said Blackadder and now, with news that Tony Robinson has quit Labour and cited Jeremy Corbyn as a “complete sh*t,” comes confirmation of … Continue reading ““I have a plan, sir””

May 3, 2019

Tantrum Tommy

by Matthew Steeples

That self-serving racist bigot Tommy Robinson has been attacked with milkshakes twice this week serves as poetic justice Tommy Robinson – real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon and also known as Paul Harris, Wayne King, Stephen Lennon and Andrew McMaster –  likes all things milk white. He doesn’t like colour and that he was attacked with milkshakes … Continue reading “Tantrum Tommy”

May 1, 2019

Fat F**k

by Matthew Steeples

‘The Steeple Times’ names and shames Knightsbridge’s worst scammer for what he truly is; meet Francesco Grasso – his name means ‘fat’ in Italian The word ‘Grasso’ means ‘fat’ in Italian and in the case of one Francesco Grasso, the truth is that this pig of a man gets ‘fat’ at the expense of others. … Continue reading “Fat F**k”

April 30, 2019

The Overdue Duchess

by Matthew Steeples

‘Murky Mucky’ mucks up yet again; is there anything the Duchess of Sussex is capable of getting right? With rumours about Prince William’s extra-curricular activities circulating in America (but barred – unless you’re Giles ‘quickly deletes tweet’ Coren in Britain), ‘Murkly Mucky Markle’ (AKA The Duchess of Sussex) is still trying to grab all the … Continue reading “The Overdue Duchess”

We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea

by Matthew Steeples

Charming waterfront cottage in Suffolk riverside hamlet associated with sailing, smuggling, Arthur Ransome and ‘Lovejoy’ for sale The sheltered anchorage of Pin Mill, on the southern banks of the tidal River Orwell, is somewhere that unsurprisingly has inspired artists and photographers and somewhere whose pub, The Butt & Oyster, has quenched the thirst of many … Continue reading “We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea”

April 28, 2019

No Drama

by Matthew Steeples

1965 Mercedes-Benz ‘Grosser’ owned by ‘Peak Practice’ and ‘Emmerdale’ actor Gary Mavers to be auctioned Liverpool born actor Gary Mavers – best known for playing GP Andrew Attwood in Peak Practice between 1995 and 2000 and also the sinister child abuser Gordon Livesey in Emmerdale from 2015 to 2016 – is selling his 1965 Mercedes-Benz 600 … Continue reading “No Drama”

As Deadly Expensive As A Dodo

by Matthew Steeples

Christie’s to auction the only near complete Dodo skeleton in private hands in May; the price is anything but ‘as dead as a Dodo’ A near-complete Dodo skeleton from Mauritius is to be sold at Christie’s next month with a quite staggering estimate of £400,000 to £600,000 ($517,000 to $775,000, €463,000 to €694,000 or درهم1.9 … Continue reading “As Deadly Expensive As A Dodo”

April 26, 2019

Analysing the F-Word

by Matthew Steeples

Has the ‘F-word’ become acceptable or is it still taboo to utter it? “I’m gonna say one thing: Fuck Trump… It’s no longer down with Trump, it’s fuck Trump!” announced Robert De Niro at the 72nd Tony Awards in June 2018. He received a standing ovation and elsewhere one of the most memorable lines of … Continue reading “Analysing the F-Word”

April 25, 2019

Backing Buckethead

by Matthew Steeples

The only candidate ‘The Steeple Times’ can enthusiastically endorse in the European elections is Lord Buckethead Whilst we wish ChangeUK – The Independent Group all the best, the only candidate The Steeple Times will be endorsing wholeheartedly in the forthcoming European elections is Lord Buckethead – if, indeed, this all-round genius actually decides to run. … Continue reading “Backing Buckethead”

Gene’s Machine

by Matthew Steeples

1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly roadster once owned by golfing legend ‘Gene the Machine’ to be sold at auction in May US Open winning golfer Gene Littler (July 1930 – February 2019) was best known for saying: “Golf is not a game of great shots. It’s a game of the best misses. The people who … Continue reading “Gene’s Machine”

April 24, 2019

Wally of the Week – Ann Widdecombe

by Matthew Steeples

Ann Widdecombe’s decision to become a candidate for the Brexit Party yet again proves her simply to be nothing but nasty The Right Honourable Ann Noreen Widdecombe PC, DSG is a woman who is just about anti everything. She is anti-abortion, anti-drugs, anti-foxhunting, anti-LGBT rights and anti-EU. Now, in announcing she’ll be standing for Nigel … Continue reading “Wally of the Week – Ann Widdecombe”

April 23, 2019

A Virile Bentley

by Matthew Steeples

Bentley S1 converted into “the world’s poshest pick-up” to be sold at auction; it was created for a “sperm obsessed” Aussie Earl Described on PistonHeads.com as a “strange vehicle” and “the world’s poshest pick-up” by The Times, a right-hand drive 1956 Bentley S1 standard steel saloon converted to a “utility vehicle” for the Right Honourable … Continue reading “A Virile Bentley”

Traditional Bigot Group Strikes Again

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples again condemns the bigoted Traditional Britain Group in the wake of their mockery of Stephen Lawrence Day, Johnny Mercer MP and Jacob Rees-Mogg MP even also Yesterday, on Twitter, the bigoted Traditional Britain Group conformed to type and shockingly condemned Stephen Lawrence Day. Sharing their poison with their 5,650 followers, this hateful organisation … Continue reading “Traditional Bigot Group Strikes Again”

April 22, 2019

Worthy Water

by Matthew Steeples

18th century house in a “fairytale” setting beside the famous River Itchen chalkstream is not quite what one would expect The main façade of Lower Chilland House in Martyr Worthy, four miles east of Winchester gives little clue as to what has been created inside.   A Grade II listed, 18th century, Georgian, chequerwork brick … Continue reading “Worthy Water”

April 20, 2019

Word of the Week – Brexiting

by Matthew Steeples

‘Brexiting’ has finally been defined (and no it’s not just about the relationship between Britain and the European Union) In a post shared recently on his Instagram feed, actor Jake Silbermann provided what could be the most useful definition of ‘Brexiting.’   It read as follows:   BREXITING (verb) /brekziting/   Meaning: Telling everyone at … Continue reading “Word of the Week – Brexiting”

April 19, 2019

The Car’s The Bar

by Matthew Steeples

Mini Cooper Sport nicknamed ‘Chuckles’ by owner Jay Kay to be auctioned; it comes complete with a mini bar and a disco light Described as “remarkable, funky [and] smile-a-mile” by Silverstone Auctions, a 2000 Rover Mini Cooper Sport with a difference is to be sold at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire on 11th May.   Owned … Continue reading “The Car’s The Bar”

April 18, 2019

Booking Wilbur

by Matthew Steeples

The generosity of Wilbur Smith in leaving books for passerby is something to be celebrated; others should follow his lead Yesterday, in Knightsbridge, the author Wilbur Smith performed an unusually generous gesture and left several boxes of his books on his garden wall with a message stating: “Please help yourself.”   This is something to … Continue reading “Booking Wilbur”

April 16, 2019

A Notre Overdose

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests those bleating about the Notre Dame fire should get real and use their social media accounts to talk about the victims of terror also Yesterday in Paris, the Notre Dame Cathedral partially burnt down. Today, already, the crazy sum of £518 million has been donated to rebuilding it.   On social media, … Continue reading “A Notre Overdose”

April 14, 2019

Free The Caged Big Cats

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples argues in support of The Big Cat Public Safety Act and urges readers to support his IFAW fundraiser in London Tomorrow in London, I will host a fundraiser for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Alongside a whole array of supporters and personalities, we will raise funds for this the crusading charity’s … Continue reading “Free The Caged Big Cats”

April 13, 2019

America’s First Gay President?

by Matthew Steeples

Could wildcard millennial Pete Buttigieg become America’s first gay President? The son of a Maltese immigrant to America, openly gay and an Afghanistan war veteran Pete Buttigieg (pronounced: “boot-edge-edge”) is someone whose name is likely unfamiliar.   This 37-year-old contemporary of Mark Zuckerberg at Harvard was also a Rhodes scholar at Pembroke College, Oxford and … Continue reading “America’s First Gay President?”

April 12, 2019

Banishing Branson

by Matthew Steeples

That Richard Branson has been barred from bidding on rail contracts is correct; that the Americans have welcomed him is most unfortunate News that “tie-loathing adventurer and troublemaker” (more like “arrogant prick”) Sir Richard Branson is “devastated” after his £300 million gravy train has been abruptly stopped will delight any rightminded person.   The pompous … Continue reading “Banishing Branson”

April 11, 2019

The Rat is Caged

by Matthew Steeples

Loathsome hypocrite Julian Assange’s arrest comes seven years too late but is an almighty relief for the British justice system This morning officers from the Metropolitan Police Service finally arrested the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.   Ending this ratbag’s  seven years holed up in the Embassy of Ecuador in London, the Metropolitan Police issued a … Continue reading “The Rat is Caged”

April 9, 2019

A Taxing Question

by Matthew Steeples

Why are the Taxpayers’ Alliance given airtime in the British media when they are not the voice of the taxpayer but instead a lobbying operation for a bunch of rich, shady foreigners? This morning Chloe Westley of the Taxpayers’ Alliance refused to declare how the operation she works for is funded on Sky News.   … Continue reading “A Taxing Question”

April 8, 2019

Barring Janet

by Matthew Steeples

As “arrogant, bigot” Councillor Janet Evans blocks The Steeple Times, we expose this South Kensington bar owner as utterly ridiculous and quite possibly “the rudest bar owner in London” Janet’s Bar in South Kensington sits within what is quite possibly the area’s scummiest hotel, The Brompton. Entered through a filthy hallway shared with said premises, … Continue reading “Barring Janet”

April 7, 2019

The Pizza Prat – Andrea Leadsom

by Matthew Steeples

Andrea Leadsom’s “pizza club” is indicative of how low the British political classes have stooped Leader of the House Andrea ‘Loathsome’ Leadsom MP appeared on The Andrew Marr Show this morning. In conversation, this strange woman – whose outfit choices recently have included a blazer resembling something that the nonce Stuart Hall would even have … Continue reading “The Pizza Prat – Andrea Leadsom”

April 6, 2019

No Sun For Assange

by Matthew Steeples

Julian Assange should be arrested the minute he leaves the Ecuadorian Embassy suggests Matthew Steeples Julian Assange is a menace. There’s no doubt about that. This pest sought to evade justice in Britain by holing up in the Embassy of Ecuador in London in the summer of 2012 and that he’s been there ever since … Continue reading “No Sun For Assange”

March 19, 2019

Let’s Be ‘Avin’ Ya

by Matthew Steeples

Britain needs to get tough on knife crime suggests Matthew Steeples; we need a Giuliani-like figure to counter Mrs May   In a depressing reversal of fortunes, New York is now safer than London. With knife crimes rife in our capital and elsewhere also and murders happening daily, decent people are naturally shocked and shared. … Continue reading “Let’s Be ‘Avin’ Ya”

March 18, 2019

The Brilliance of Pigcasso

by Matthew Steeples

Painting pig named Pigcasso sells works for thousands; one has been turned into a watch face for Swatch   Saved from an abattoir in 2016, a rather appropriately named rescued pig named ‘Pigcasso’ is truly bringing home the bacon.   Taken to the Farm Sanctuary SA in Franschhoek, near Cape Town, the pig was initially … Continue reading “The Brilliance of Pigcasso”

March 17, 2019

Silly Philly

by Matthew Steeples

‘Sir Shifty’ Philip Green reduced to celebrating his birthday on his lonesome; here is proof of how the mighty can truly fall   The Mail on Sunday, for once, provided an accurate assessment this morning.   In reporting on having encountered Sir Philip Green on his birthday in Monaco, the paper’s Katie Hind actually did … Continue reading “Silly Philly”

March 16, 2019

Vanquishing The Vulgarians

by Matthew Steeples

A rare set of good news; Milo Yiannopoulos gets banned from Australia and Tommy Robinson loses his harassment case   Tommy Robinson and Milo Yiannopoulos are unlikely bedfellows. One’s openly gay and one’s more akin to a football hooligan but what brings them together is their insanity and their racist beliefs.   That these two … Continue reading “Vanquishing The Vulgarians”

March 15, 2019

Shocking Steel

by Matthew Steeples

Lord Steel has proven himself a disgrace; he should be expelled from public life   Lord Steel should be ashamed of himself. He should also be expelled from the House of Lords.     That this former Liberal leader now admits to having known about the crimes of the “perverted brute” paedophile Sir Cyril Smith … Continue reading “Shocking Steel”

March 14, 2019

Anything But BIG

by Matthew Steeples

Pretentious number plate ‘BIG’ attracts attention in Knightsbridge   ‘Mr Big’ in Sex and the City was considered a bit of player. He was the “big man on the campus” according to Carrie Bradshaw and he was an “intriguing character” in the eyes of Comcast.   Now, in Cadogan Square in London, someone has decided … Continue reading “Anything But BIG”

The Madness of Michelin

by Matthew Steeples

Marco Pierre White is right to ban the Michelin Guide from his restaurant; he and others should take similar action against TripAdvisor   News that Marco Pierre White has told the Michelin Guide that he’ll refuse access to his latest restaurant, The English House in Singapore, doesn’t surprise.   Pierre White – one of the … Continue reading “The Madness of Michelin”

March 13, 2019

The Voice

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples feels sympathy for the croaky voiced Theresa May but suggests we’d all be better off if this ill woman was relieved of her duties   Yesterday, in what can only be branded one of the worst performances by a Prime Minister in history, Theresa May croaked in Parliament. She sounded like a strangled … Continue reading “The Voice”

March 12, 2019

Parrot Trends

by Matthew Steeples

“Very British” parrot named Nigel trends on social media; you could not make his story up   A grey African parrot described as “very British” called Nigel has bizarrely been trending on social media this morning.   Owned by the amusingly named Darren Chick, a Brit living in America, Nigel disappeared from his home in … Continue reading “Parrot Trends”

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