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December 12, 2018

Trashbag Theresa

by Matthew Steeples

Theresa May will likely win today, but, argues Matthew Steeples, the country will be ever poorer as a result   Theresa May is rather like a binbag: Something you want to throw out, but something that once you run out of, you wish you’d crammed in a little more. Equally, like the Duracell Bunny, she’s … Continue reading “Trashbag Theresa”

December 5, 2018

When Shall We Three Meet Again?

by Matthew Steeples

As Theresa May hangs on in spite of revolts and defeats, Matthew Steeples asks: ‘How much longer can this kitten heeled harbinger of disaster hang on?’   When shall we three meet again In thunder, lightning, or in rain? Macbeth (I, i, 1-2)   For Theresa May, like buses, defeats come in threes. In spite … Continue reading “When Shall We Three Meet Again?”

December 3, 2018

Save The Swan

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples highlights that not only the appalling case of two swans and five cygnets being shot in Kent but also other problems facing these majestic birds   This summer, on The Serpentine in Hyde Park, I witnessed a Chinese tourist attempting to hug a swan. Though I told him how unacceptable this truly was, … Continue reading “Save The Swan”

November 29, 2018

The Berk Bercow

by Matthew Steeples

Speaker Bercow brings shame on himself and Britain through his mendacious ways (yet again) suggests Matthew Steeples   John Bercow could be criticised for marrying a rough bird named Sally (who then had an affair with his very own cousin and flirted outrageously on television with the somewhat strange gypsy Paddy Doherty) but now he’s … Continue reading “The Berk Bercow”

November 16, 2018

The Murkiness of Maddie

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples questions the reasoning of the continued funding into the investigation into the ‘disappearance’ of Madeleine McCann   Madeleine McCann deserves justice. That’s undeniable but what is utterly wrong is that so do all the other missing and presumed dead children.   That ‘Maddie’s’ supposedly respectable middle class doctor parents – guilty at the … Continue reading “The Murkiness of Maddie”

November 15, 2018

Bring Her Down

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples calls for Theresa May to follow her resigning ministers and JUST GO   Today was a moment in history. First, Theresa May lost a fair few cabinet ministers and then she stupidly claimed: “A good Brexit is possible.”   This deranged and shabbily dressed woman – sadly not even taken on by the … Continue reading “Bring Her Down”

November 12, 2018

Trounced Theresa

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests Theresa May’s time truly is up   Theresa May stood at The Centopah yesterday and looked like a she was about to be run into the ground.   Next to the scruffy (as could be easily and always predicted) Commie Jeremy Corbyn, this lackadaisical and utterly pointless woman presented an image of … Continue reading “Trounced Theresa”

November 4, 2018

Calling for a Coup

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests the mess that is currently Britain needs a wake-up call and it needs a coup   It’s all David Cameron’s fault: There was no need for him to call a referendum on leaving the EU and all that has resulted – in the wake of him walking away in the most cowardly … Continue reading “Calling for a Coup”

October 29, 2018

The Poppy Pariahs

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples names and shames the retail giants who won’t be selling Royal British Legion poppies this year; they include Boots, Sainsbury’s, Selfridges, Tesco, Waitrose and Wholefoods   Even ‘Murky’ Meghan Markle – down under in New Zealand on tour – is sporting one right now; the humble poppy. A mark of respect to those … Continue reading “The Poppy Pariahs”

No Offence Taken

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples questions the validity of  getting easily offended as a man “offends” a woman on the Underground by dressing as Samuel L. Jackson   People will always find reasons to be offended it seems. In the days of the overblown #MeToo movement our snowflake society cannot cope with anything that isn’t politically correct.   … Continue reading “No Offence Taken”

October 28, 2018

No Lady

by Matthew Steeples

‘Lady’ Brady deserves to be stripped of her title suggests Matthew Steeples   Surprisingly for a woman with a mouth the size of China, ‘Lady’ Brady has gone remarkably quiet in the wake of the scandal engulfing her boss Sir Philip Green.   Having issued an unwarranted attack on my good friend James Stunt in … Continue reading “No Lady”

October 23, 2018

Repugnant Robinson

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests that continued interest in the case of Tommy Robinson illustrates a very dangerous extremist underbelly still exists in British politics   Whatever the complexities of the case against Tommy Robinson and Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC’s decision to refer the allegation of contempt of court against him to the Attorney General, one thing … Continue reading “Repugnant Robinson”

October 21, 2018

Bog Off Brexit

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples reports on his experiences at the People’s Vote March in London   Yesterday, sporting a Michael Portillo style shirt and a ‘Bollocks to Brexit’ sticker for comedy value, I joined the nigh on 700,000 people at the People’s Vote March in Central London.   Though I expected to ‘march’  alongside my friends Gina … Continue reading “Bog Off Brexit”

October 12, 2018

Bollocks to Brexit – Take Two

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples salutes Charlie Mullins and Pimlico Plumbers for continuing to say Bollocks to Brexit as Lambeth council attempt to force him to take his protest sign down   Recently The Steeple Times saluted Pimlico Plumbers’ founder Charlie Mullins for erecting a giant ‘Bollocks to Brexit – It’s not a done deal’ sign on the … Continue reading “Bollocks to Brexit – Take Two”

October 10, 2018

Outrage!

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples shares his views on the ‘outrage’ against Friday’s royal wedding and ‘death by Pret’   People are very angry at the moment: They’re angry about Brexit and they’re angry about their sex lives, they’re angry about the cost of living in London and the price of milk. People are also very angry about … Continue reading “Outrage!”

October 9, 2018

Grenfell Ineptitude

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests it is time to bring down the Grenfell Tower in the wake of news that £30 million has been spent on temporary accommodation for survivors   Today The Independent revealed nearly £30 million had been spent on hotel rooms for surviors of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Whilst this is utterly shocking – … Continue reading “Grenfell Ineptitude”

September 17, 2018

Bollocks to Brexit

by Matthew Steeples

As Pimlico Plumbers’ founder sticks up a ‘Bollocks to Brexit’ sign on his headquarters and Gina Miller launches ‘End The Chaos!’, The Steeple Times predicts Brexit will NOT actually happen   Charlie Mullins, founder of Pimlico Plumbers, is well-known for having supported Gina Miller’s successful Article 50 case at The Supreme Court.   Now, in … Continue reading “Bollocks to Brexit”

September 10, 2018

The Gamble of Greig

by Matthew Steeples

Will  ‘more toff than tough’ Geordie Greig take the ‘Daily Mail’ into the realm of rational? Matthew Steeples suggests that’s as likely as Jacob Rees-Mogg donning a Kappa tracksuit and dancing a jig with Diane Abbott   Yesterday, in an opinion piece for The Guardian, Jane Martinson claimed new editor of the Daily Mail Geordie … Continue reading “The Gamble of Greig”

September 9, 2018

Revolving Friends

by Matthew Steeples

Friendship is a ‘revolving door’ suggests Matthew Steeples; embrace the unknown   One’s life, in terms of those we become acquainted with, is much like a revolving door. It is a door that operates at varying speeds dependent on some coming and staying and others coming and going more quickly than others. Sometimes, even, this … Continue reading “Revolving Friends”

September 3, 2018

Lose the Loose

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests enough is enough after ‘Loose Women’s’ latest scandal; ITV should scrap this repugnantly gross TV show   I’ve always thought Loose Women to be nothing but gross – and in fact have even suggested there should be a male counterpoint titled Misogynist Men. Featuring an ageing bunch of blabbermouths, this lunchtime ‘chat … Continue reading “Lose the Loose”

August 18, 2018

F*** Off Farage

by Matthew Steeples

Nigel Farage’s return to “frontline politics” is going to bring nothing but division and diversion suggests Matthew Steeples   Nigel Farage just can’t help himself: A failed candidate seven times in British Parliament elections and leader of UKIP twice, this bombastic brute is now “returning to frontline politics” in order to “challenge Theresa May’s ‘fraudulent’ … Continue reading “F*** Off Farage”

August 16, 2018

Falling Off The Cliff

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests the BBC’s decision not to appeal the Cliff Richard privacy ruling is very worrying for press freedom   News that the BBC have decided not to challenge the Cliff Richard privacy ruling is not surprising but it also sets a worrying precedent.   In a statement, aside from apologising yet again to … Continue reading “Falling Off The Cliff”

August 8, 2018

Bozos, Burkas and Farage

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests Nigel Farage is wrong about Boris Johnson’s latest gaffe about burkas in Britain   On Wednesday morning, on Sky News, Nigel Farage was interviewed about what he thinks about Boris Johnson – a self-serving man who simply loves to stay in the headlines – comparing women in burkas to “bank robbers” and … Continue reading “Bozos, Burkas and Farage”

April 16, 2018

A Murky Mucky Madam

by Matthew Steeples

Mendacious minx Meghan Markle increasingly comes across as nothing but personally ambitious and out of touch with reality suggests Matthew Steeples   The engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was something I initially thought no bad thing. I went, in fact, as far as to laud Markle’s “independent success” and “energy,” but now realise … Continue reading “A Murky Mucky Madam”

April 15, 2018

We’re Back!

by General

The Steeple Times returns after a prolonged hiatus   After not having published in quite some time, today The Steeple Times returns after a hiatus resulting from issues caused by  technological nuisances connected to an old crooner terrified about what went on in a paddling pool full of olive oil.   Aside from having been … Continue reading “We’re Back!”

March 19, 2018

An Imagined Engagement

by Matthew Steeples

EXCLUSIVE – James Stunt corrects entirely invented rumours of his supposedly having become engaged   On Saturday, Matthew Steeples, editor of The Steeple Times, dined at C London with his friend James Stunt and an actress named Samantha Rowley.   Businessman Mr Stunt had previously dined with Miss Rowley on several occasions in the company … Continue reading “An Imagined Engagement”

February 15, 2018

Meddling Max

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests businessman Max Mosley should keep his beak out of press regulation   Max Mosley has the right to do whatever he wants. He is a rich man and if he wants to partake in orgies that’s entirely his right. That he wants to fund the body that regulates the press, however, whilst … Continue reading “Meddling Max”

February 12, 2018

Pricey Abuse

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples questions Katie Price’s newfound interest in abuse on social media and how it is dealt with   When Katie Price appeared on the BBC’s Daily Politics last week to highlight her campaign to criminalise online trolling, I joined those saluting her.   Having myself been part of the case that ultimately resulted in … Continue reading “Pricey Abuse”

February 6, 2018

Calamity Corbyn

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples slates Jeremy Corbyn’s failure to secure a 20 point lead in the polls   This publication is regularly criticised for being “anti-conservative.” It most certainly isn’t and that we are blocked on Twitter by both Diane Abbott and George Galloway is definitely evidence of what the true “far left” think of our ramblings. … Continue reading “Calamity Corbyn”

February 2, 2018

Brazen Women

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples slams ITV’s ‘Loose Women’s’ latest outrageous episode   If there were a programme named Misogynist Men there would be an uproar but that a bunch of obnoxious middle aged wenches gather each day to host a show on ITV named Loose Women is an utter disgrace.   Criticised even in the equally pugnacious … Continue reading “Brazen Women”

January 21, 2018

The Kippers Are Dead

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests UKIP is a dead duck and it is time it closed up shop; the beneficiaries of its likely demise remains to be seen   The United Kingdom Independence Party is made up of fruitcakes and philanderers and news that Nigel Farage may end up becoming the leader of their “movement” just proves … Continue reading “The Kippers Are Dead”

January 10, 2018

My Friend Arthur

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples remembers the late, great Arthur Woodham, the owner of Arthur’s Cafe in Dalston and La Brasserie’s best customer at the bar on a Saturday afternoon   Arthur Woodham told me: “I don’t drink in my manor” each and every Saturday. We sat together at the bar at the sadly now defunct La Brasserie … Continue reading “My Friend Arthur”

December 12, 2017

Airing Clifford

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests that claims by PR people that Max Clifford wasn’t one of their number simply shows their ‘profession’ to be nothing but hot air   Max Clifford had a short penis and he was a paedophile. They are both facts but that most things this self-professed spinner of lies was associated with during … Continue reading “Airing Clifford”

November 22, 2017

Illuminating the Illuminati

by Matthew Steeples

As ‘The Guardian’ explores the power of the Illuminati, Matthew Steeples argues that the few claiming links to such are nothing but mad, old cranks   This morning, The Guardian’s Martha Gill asked: “What is the Illuminati?” in an article that jokingly suggested Googling such would put one at “great personal risk.”   Referencing the … Continue reading “Illuminating the Illuminati”

November 13, 2017

Foot in Mouth in K&C

by Matthew Steeples

Both Labour and the Tories get it very wrong in Kensington and disgrace themselves with their truly offensive conduct   On Monday, the political blog Guido Fawkes exposed the new Member of Parliament for Kensington, Emma Dent Coad, as having viciously called a black Tory candidate named Shaun Bailey as a “token ghetto boy,” “gobby … Continue reading “Foot in Mouth in K&C”

November 4, 2017

The Distraction Technique

by Matthew Steeples

As JFK’s grandson suggests the “era of distraction” is sadly alive and well in America, Matthew Steeples highlights further examples in Britain   The ‘distraction technique’ is alive and well and being used widely in both Britain and America right now.   Examined by JFK’s grandson Jack Schlossberg in a brilliant article for Time this … Continue reading “The Distraction Technique”

October 31, 2017

The Accolades of Abuse

by Matthew Steeples

Top-drawer politicians again sweep serious incidents of historic abuse under the carpet; focusing on film star abusers instead is not the solution   Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Theresa May’s thirty-six apparently ropey sex pest MPs are undoubtedly – if all or indeed any of the allegations against them are proven true – repugnant specimens … Continue reading “The Accolades of Abuse”

October 8, 2017

Finding the Fakes

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples reports on the individuals impersonating him and those hacking The Steeple Times website   For the last few months I have been targeted by an individual and his cohorts simply for my involvement in the case of the rightly now jailed racist Viscount St Davids. I shall not name these people here due … Continue reading “Finding the Fakes”

September 1, 2017

#FreeRaif

by Matthew Steeples

The Steeple Times joins those calling for mercy and forgiveness for Raif Badawi   Raif Badawi was put in prison and sentenced to 1,000 lashes simply for setting up a website named Free Saudi Liberals.   Yesterday, the MailOnline featured a video of Badawi being publicly flogged in front of a braying crowd in 2015. … Continue reading “#FreeRaif”

August 28, 2017

Stopping Brexit

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests Labour’s partial U-turn on Brexit is a positive start; they must now go further and oppose it entirely   Whilst Keir Starmer’s decision to announce Labour will support Britain remaining in a customs union with the EU and within the single market during a “time-limited transitional period between our exit from the … Continue reading “Stopping Brexit”

August 23, 2017

Notting Hell Carnival

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests the Notting Hill Carnival is an unnecessary drain on already overstretched resources   Many will suggest I am wrong to say it, but I truly believe the Notting Hill Carnival is something that causes more trouble than it is worth.   With 300 arrests and 190 knives and 18 firearms supposedly recovered … Continue reading “Notting Hell Carnival”

August 21, 2017

Axing Anti-Social Media

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests the director of public prosecutions is right to seek “uplifted” sentences for online abusers but argues she does not go far enough   I have been targeted by online trolls for years. As a writer, I accept I am ‘fair game’ for criticism but when that tips over into the kind of … Continue reading “Axing Anti-Social Media”

August 15, 2017

Grim Grenfell

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests the giant coffin and stain on government that is the Grenfell Tower should be demolished immediately   The giant, grim carbuncle that is Grenfell Tower is a stain on the councillors of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and it should be torn to the ground immediately.   Allowing this monstrous … Continue reading “Grim Grenfell”

July 31, 2017

Public vs. Private

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests respected actor George Clooney and publicity desperado Karen Danczuk provide contrasting examples about the ethics of paparazzi intrusion and media manipulation   Paparazzi intrusion and media manipulation are interlinked hot potatoes that look unlikely to be resolved anytime soon. Two very different examples emerged in recent days of very different behavior by … Continue reading “Public vs. Private”

July 15, 2017

The Troubles of Tony

by Matthew Steeples

Tony Blair speaks for many in his latest essay but he remains the wrong man to take Britain back to the centre; where is the individual to rid of us the ‘Wheat Field Wanderer’ hiding?   Tony Blair increasingly says the right things. He remains, however, wholly unsuitable to be the figure to deliver what … Continue reading “The Troubles of Tony”

July 12, 2017

Viscount Porridge

by Matthew Steeples

Thrice bankrupt bigot Viscount St Davids banged to rights and set to be jailed Thursday; he blames Gina Miller as “untruthful” and Matthew Steeples as “an eavesdropper” and accepts utterly no blame for what he did   On Thursday, if he doesn’t turn up at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on time, justice will come knock, knock, … Continue reading “Viscount Porridge”

July 8, 2017

Donald’s Duck

by Matthew Steeples

Weak and wobbly Theresa May becomes dastardly and dominant Donald Trump’s (dead) duck at the G20 in Germany   Up north people often say: “Ay up me duck” when they meet someone and yesterday Theresa May looked as if she wanted to come out with such when she encountered “pussy grabber” Donald Trump.   Pictured … Continue reading “Donald’s Duck”

June 27, 2017

DUPed

by Matthew Steeples

Theresa May’s deal with DUP is dangerous, irresponsible and about nothing other than her personal quest for power   Our Lady Macbeth-like Prime Minister has once again proven her personal desire for high office is all that matters to her. In handing over £1 billion and then posing with the DUP’s Arlene Foster looking like … Continue reading “DUPed”

June 21, 2017

Theresa’s Timing

by Matthew Steeples

As Theresa May once again proves she has no idea of the concept of “when the time is right”, we join those that suggest the time that she must go is now   Theresa May failed to anticipate the timing of a General Election two weeks ago and got trounced. A week ago, this same … Continue reading “Theresa’s Timing”

June 17, 2017

Grenfell Matters

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples reports on the strength of feelings shown at the Kensington Town Hall demonstrations and suggests tension will only rise unless figures in authority communicate   Yesterday, over 350 people gathered outside Kensington Town Hall to voice their frustration at the council’s failure to communicate with them in the wake of the Grenfell Tower … Continue reading “Grenfell Matters”

June 16, 2017

Britain Needs You!

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests a new political movement is required in Britain and it is required urgently   Britain is ready for a new political movement that emanates what has occurred with Emmanuel Macron in France. That might sound radical but it isn’t given ‘left’ and ‘right’ have again risen in the UK and whilst Theresa … Continue reading “Britain Needs You!”

June 12, 2017

Bumbling Bucketheads

by Matthew Steeples

Theresa May’s decision to appoint Andrea Leadsom is indicative of where her bumbling bag of bilge government is headed   Last Thursday, at the count in her constituency, the rival candidate to attract the most attention to Theresa May was undoubtedly Lord Buckethead. Though it was his outfit that stood out, his ability to interest … Continue reading “Bumbling Bucketheads”

June 13, 2017

Maxed Out

by Matthew Steeples

Scumbag paedophile Max Clifford bankrupts himself leaving his victims without compensation   Since being jailed, paedophile Max Clifford has shown absolutely no contrition and utterly no remorse. He’s sued newspapers, let his equally arrogant daughter, Louise, buy the “goodwill” – if such bizarrely even exists – of his former PR firm and tried to sell … Continue reading “Maxed Out”

June 9, 2017

Theresa’s Trumped

by Matthew Steeples

Blundering bin bag Theresa May will form a minority government today, but it won’t last; the nation want her and her nasty party gone   From the moment Theresa May awkwardly held Donald Trump’s hand in Washington back in January, it was all but over. Cursed by appearing a poodle to the worst POTUS in … Continue reading “Theresa’s Trumped”

June 8, 2017

A Question of Borwick

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples asks Conservative candidate for Kensington Lady Borwick five questions; he put the same to the Liberal Democrats Annabel Mullin also whilst Labour’s Emma Dent Coad failed to respond   In the final hours of the 2017 General Election campaign, I asked the Conservative candidate for Kensington, Lady Borwick, five questions I considered relevant … Continue reading “A Question of Borwick”

June 4, 2017

London

by Matthew Steeples

Donald Trump’s response to Saturday’s London terror attack was wholly inappropriate   After the recent attack on Manchester, we saluted Donald Trump for having “spoken for the majority” in referring to the evil suicide bomber as a “loser”. Last night, however, after a similarly evil assault on London, the 45th POTUS got it completely wrong … Continue reading “London”

June 3, 2017

Messy Mackinlay

by Matthew Steeples

As the CPS charge Tory candidate Craig Mackinlay, Theresa May’s poor judgment is yet again illustrated   Yesterday, in spite of Craig Mackinlay, the Conservative candidate for South Thanet, being charged with offences under the Representation of the People Act 1983, Theresa May strangely leapt to his defence.   Mackinlay, a businessman, Tory MP for … Continue reading “Messy Mackinlay”

May 21, 2017

A Milder May

by Matthew Steeples

As Theresa May’s lead in the poll halves and Jamie Oliver criticizes her policy on universal free school lunches for infants, we call on voters to act with their feet and remind the Tory leader that moderates still deserve to be heard   There’s no point denying Theresa May will win on the 8th June … Continue reading “A Milder May”

May 20, 2017

The Cat That Didn’t Get The Cream

by Matthew Steeples

Though Julian Assange’s cat may have looked on smugly yesterday, all its bail jumping owner achieved was to make himself appear arrogant and ridiculous   WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has evaded British justice for 2,356 days and though, yesterday, he may have stood on a balcony and pontificated about how he won’t “forgive or forget”, … Continue reading “The Cat That Didn’t Get The Cream”

May 10, 2017

The Tossers vs. The 48%

by Matthew Steeples

The 48% must make themselves heard at the 2017 General Election; they must vote tactically and do all they can to prevent the landslide ‘Queen Bee’ Theresa May is headed for   With UKIP’s first MP on trial for 14 counts of electoral fraud, 30 individuals connected to the Conservative Party facing potential prosecution in … Continue reading “The Tossers vs. The 48%”

May 7, 2017

The Busy Borwicks

by General

Son of Kensington MP Lady Borwick’s curious connections to the people who ensured both Brexit and the election of Donald Trump revealed   On Sunday, Carole Cadwalladr of  The Observer published a lengthy and well researched article that, amongst other things, examined the connections between The Hon. Thomas Borwick – the son of the Conservative hereditary … Continue reading “The Busy Borwicks”

May 3, 2017

Viscount St Davids

by Matthew Steeples

A statement from Matthew Steeples about the man who, in a London courtroom, called him a “wanker”   Yesterday, in London, in a stained tweed gilet more appropriate to Wiltshire than Westminster, Viscount St Davids – amusingly referenced in court as plain old ‘Mr St Davids’ much to the disgust of him and his and … Continue reading “Viscount St Davids”

April 29, 2017

Blocked by Nuttall

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples celebrates getting blocked by Paul Nuttall on Twitter   When someone blocks you on Twitter, you know you’ve won. In the past, I’ve been cut off by an array of ‘delights’ ranging from the sofa loving sad sack Sir Christopher Meyer to the foaming-at-the-mouth firebrand George Galloway. Others joining that list include the … Continue reading “Blocked by Nuttall”

April 28, 2017

Another Corbyn Calamity

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples reports that Jeremy Corbyn’s attempt to enthuse a child in Harlow didn’t go down well; children and politicians should never mix   Yesterday, Jeremy Corbyn headed to Harlow, Essex. He gave a speech to an assembled audience – including a woman with an upside down Labour poster – and then picked up a … Continue reading “Another Corbyn Calamity”

April 25, 2017

Beating Borwick

by Matthew Steeples

‘The Steeple Times’ urges readers in Kensington to vote tactically to unseat Victoria Borwick   Victoria Borwick, in spite of representing a constituency that was home to a greater proportion of EU nationals than any other London borough in 2016, was a firm advocate of Brexit. In the months since the disastrous vote, she has … Continue reading “Beating Borwick”

April 19, 2017

Mugged by May

by Matthew Steeples

Theresa May’s gamble to go to the country will likely pay off, but is it good for Britain?   Theresa May supposedly decided to go call a snap election after a trip to church and a walking holiday with her garden gnome-like husband, Philip, in Wales over Easter. She has taken a gamble but given … Continue reading “Mugged by May”

April 16, 2017

Failing to Come Together

by Matthew Steeples

Whilst Theresa May’s Easter message is nothing but a damp squib, Jeremy Corbyn’s response is as much use as a chocolate teapot   “Let us come together… Let us build a stronger, fairer Britain that works for everyone”, clucked Theresa May on Sunday in a 3:10 minute Easter message posted on YouTube.   Mixing her … Continue reading “Failing to Come Together”

March 21, 2017

A Right to Rape

by Matthew Steeples

That a man who raped a 12-year old child has walked free is an utter disgrace   Daniel Cieslak met a 12-year old child in a taxi queue in Edinburgh city centre at 4am on 31st July 2015. He took her to a friend’s flat, had sexual intercourse with her and on being arrested “became … Continue reading “A Right to Rape”

March 10, 2017

May it Haunt Her

by Matthew Steeples

As David Cameron is caught on camera criticising the “stupidity” of Philip Hammond’s budget, we join those warning the guffawing PM that her ride is about to get a bit rougher   Yesterday, at the unveiling of a new war memorial, former Prime Minister David Cameron was caught on camera saying: “Breaking a manifesto promise … Continue reading “May it Haunt Her”

March 5, 2017

A Blairing Error

by Matthew Steeples

Tony Blair should not tie himself to the coattails of Donald Trump; it’ll only make him even more unpopular   Tony Blair – a man worth an estimated £60 million – recently nearly redeemed himself by speaking sense about Brexit but if reports in today’s Mail on Sunday are to be believed, he’s now reverted … Continue reading “A Blairing Error”

March 3, 2017

Tout Out

by Matthew Steeples

As ‘The Tout’ announces he is “withdrawing his support” for ‘The Steeple Times’ due to our stance on “weird causes including Gina Miller”, we urge readers to back Campaign 2018   An occasional contributor to these pages, ‘The Tout’, wrote to our editor late Thursday to announce he would be “withdrawing his support from the … Continue reading “Tout Out”

February 25, 2017

Crown Chaos

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples highlights the incompetence of the CPS after witnessing a trial for an assault on his person fail due to their ineptitude and inability to file the correct paperwork   On 23rd April 2016, I was the victim of an unprovoked attack outside Coya, an upscale Mayfair dining spot. Yesterday, nearly a year later, … Continue reading “Crown Chaos”

February 21, 2017

Move Over Milo

by Matthew Steeples

As Milo Yiannopoulos’ book deal is cancelled after he defends paedophilia, this rabid alt-right nut is also banished by The American Conservative Union and faces demands to be sacked by fellow employees at ‘Breitbart’   There was only delight at news that the darling of the alt-right Milo Yiannopoulos had his £200,000 ($250,000) book deal … Continue reading “Move Over Milo”

February 17, 2017

The Demise of Donald

by Matthew Steeples

Donald Trump’s 75-minute outburst proves once and for all that he’s utterly off his rocker; may his demise please come quickly   Donald Trump and the press are living in two different realities. He has failed to transition from a brash campaigning candidate to a dignified President of the United States of America and already … Continue reading “The Demise of Donald”

February 3, 2017

Rooting Out Rupert

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples highlights an especially unpleasant individual – Meet Rupert James, a ‘man’ with a hatred for Gina Miller and what he calls ‘Kaffir Boys’   Aside from being a typical example of an angry old man, Rupert James is someone who takes to social media to abuse others. To him, Gina Miller is a … Continue reading “Rooting Out Rupert”

February 1, 2017

Minding the McCanns

by Matthew Steeples

With their libel claim appeal failed ‘missing’ Madeleine McCann’s parents need to scale back and stop blaming others   £12 million of public money has been allocated to the search for Gerry and Kate McCann’s missing daughter, Madeleine. This astonishing sum came into play thanks to amongst others their friend and our now Prime Minister, … Continue reading “Minding the McCanns”

January 24, 2017

Supreme Mrs Miller

by Matthew Steeples

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. She remarked:   “Only parliament can grant the rights of … Continue reading “Supreme Mrs Miller”

January 19, 2017

Hero of the Hour – Robert Harris

by Matthew Steeples

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 Daily Mail’s Stephen Glover as an “immoderate Remoaner” for tweeting about how he felt Britain had changed since the Brexit referendum.   On Tuesday, Harris … Continue reading “Hero of the Hour – Robert Harris”

January 16, 2017

The Dark Days

by Matthew Steeples

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 in recent days his predictions have been shown to be true.   Last week, Donald Trump’s behaviour at his press conference illustrated … Continue reading “The Dark Days”

January 9, 2017

Save The Free Press

by Matthew Steeples

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 world is in flux and unsurprisingly our press is in turmoil too. With Donald Trump attacking the media at a whim on Twitter … Continue reading “Save The Free Press”

December 31, 2016

Happy New Year 2017

by Matthew Steeples

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 of great turbulence – and are pleased to have shared a huge array of moments and happenings with you.   … Continue reading “Happy New Year 2017”

December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

by Matthew Steeples

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 Britain, we are not in the best of shape.   We’ve witnessed carnage in France and Germany and the atrocities in Aleppo bring us to realise … Continue reading “Merry Christmas”

December 21, 2016

The Rise of The Angry Man

by Matthew Steeples

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” him. This individual, Richard Neagle, can be credited for trying to apologise but given he’d previously termed me “mentally unbalanced”, I felt justified in … Continue reading “The Rise of The Angry Man”

December 14, 2016

The Price of Doing Nothing

by Matthew Steeples

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 horror of what is happening in Aleppo. He condemned MPs refusal to intervene there in 2013 and suggested Parliament’s failure to defend Syrian civilians has resulted in a … Continue reading “The Price of Doing Nothing”

December 8, 2016

Free Raif Badawi

by Matthew Steeples

Saudi Arabia should free Raif Badawi; we urge readers to support a message calling for his release   With rights come responsibilities and with freedom of speech and freedom of expression comes a responsibility to avoid making hateful and false comments. The blogger Raif Badawi is a man who understood that but shockingly in Saudi … Continue reading “Free Raif Badawi”

November 30, 2016

Bitter Bailey

by Matthew Steeples

The Evening Standard’s interview with leading member of “The Club” photographer David Bailey is surprise, surprise nothing but a suck-up to a talented yet pompous prick of a man suggests Matthew Steeples   On Monday, the Evening Standard published an interview with a man they termed “the original bad boy photographer”, David Bailey.   Given … Continue reading “Bitter Bailey”

November 27, 2016

The Times They are a-Changin’ (and All it Takes is a Tweet)

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples highlights the workings and truths behind the changed political landscape of 2016   2016 will be remembered as the year when the world flipped convention on its head. With the brutal monster Fidel Castro finally gone, Donald Trump headed for The White House and Brexit in Britain, comes a new era but it … Continue reading “The Times They are a-Changin’ (and All it Takes is a Tweet)”

November 6, 2016

Forget The Emails

by Matthew Steeples

As the opinion website Vox.com exposes why Hillary Clinton’s email scandal doesn’t actually matter that much; we suggest it’s time American voters moved on and it’s time they dumped The Trump   Hillary Clinton undoubtedly messed up over the way she used email and servers but on Friday, an “opinion website” named Vox.com provided the … Continue reading “Forget The Emails”

November 5, 2016

Rabid Rupert

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples highlights an example of the kind of abuse Gina Miller has had to suffer for simply bringing a legal challenge that was most definitely necessary   Financier and philanthropist Gina Miller – a hero of our times for challenging Theresa May’s attempt to invoke Article 50 without a parliamentary vote – has suffered … Continue reading “Rabid Rupert”

November 3, 2016

Racist Mail

by Matthew Steeples

As the Mail Online runs a truly racist headline article, Matthew Steeples suggests that civilised people everywhere should accept that our neighbours are actually our friends   Today the Mail Online ran a headline article that was frankly nothing but racist. It’s not surprising given the paper at one point supported Hitler but having been … Continue reading “Racist Mail”

November 2, 2016

Banish HGVs

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests HGV trucks should not be allowed on London’s roads during the hours of daylight   Trucks are undoubtedly necessary to transport goods in London but with eight cyclists killed already this year on the city’s roads, it is time Sadiq Khan took action to reduce accidents such as that occurred in Knightsbridge … Continue reading “Banish HGVs”

October 28, 2016

Trumping Branson

by Matthew Steeples

Self-described ‘entrepreneur’ Sir Richard Branson sticks his oar in with regard to the US elections and Donald Trump; we say he’s just as ghastly   Anyone sane loathes and detests Donald Trump but in voicing his views with CNN’s Erin Burnett on this odious creep and wannabe President of the United States of America, Sir … Continue reading “Trumping Branson”

October 25, 2016

Going for Gold

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests though Zac Goldsmith MP proved himself a man of his word in standing down over the Heathrow decision, modern Britain actually needs yet more infrastructure improvements   Zac Goldsmith MP is undoubtedly a man of principle and in resigning over what he refers to as “the catastrophic decision” to build an additional … Continue reading “Going for Gold”

October 17, 2016

The Etiquette of Brexit

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples shares a lesson about post-Brexit etiquette   This weekend I’ve encountered the worst of post-Brexit behaviour on both social media and in reality and it has led me to the realisation that whatever our views, we should be respectful of one another.   Both in Britain and America, where the rabid arguments between … Continue reading “The Etiquette of Brexit”

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