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EDITORIAL

Editorial comment from Matthew Steeples

Our editor tells it like it is and he rarely minces his words

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”

October 6, 2016

Crazy Corbyn & Awful Abbott

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests Jeremy Corbyn’s appointment of Diane Abbott as Home Secretary proves he’s beyond bonkers   I am honoured to be blocked on Twitter by Diane Abbott MP. She’s now Shadow Home Secretary and in appointing her, the worst Labour leader in history, Jeremy Corbyn, achieved one thing: He proved that he’s only capable … Continue reading “Crazy Corbyn & Awful Abbott”

Mild May

by Matthew Steeples

In setting out her vision for Britain, Theresa May simply tried – and then failed – to ape David Cameron   Yesterday, in Birmingham, Theresa May attempted to rouse the Conservative Party with a speech that set out her vision of what she called “a country that works for everyone”.   In her platitude plastered … Continue reading “Mild May”

September 29, 2016

Titanic May

by Matthew Steeples

Yet another departure from the £100 million inquiry into historic abuse proves Theresa May’s incompetence   #DarthVader Theresa May has done it again. Already onto its fourth chairwoman due to three prior appointments having had to have been ended, the £100 million inquiry into historic abuse was plunged into chaos yet again yesterday with the … Continue reading “Titanic May”

September 26, 2016

Calamity Corbyn

by Matthew Steeples

Kevin Maguire cites eight things Jeremy Corbyn must do to get into Downing Street; he utterly misses the point   In a column for The Mirror today, Kevin Maguire suggested eight points that would “get Labour into Downing Street”. Amongst the somewhat basic and perhaps delusional offerings in the “Maguire Map to Downing Street” were … Continue reading “Calamity Corbyn”

September 12, 2016

Rod off Rob

by Matthew Steeples

As justice is finally served in ‘The Archers’, Matthew Steeples suggests it is time the series returned to its roots   During the past months listeners to BBC Radio 4’s The Archers have had to put up with the torture of a story of domestic abuse of one character, Helen Titchener, at the hands of … Continue reading “Rod off Rob”

September 10, 2016

May there be Grammar

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests Theresa May is entirely right in her decision to reintroduce grammar schools   Don’t get me wrong: I loathe and detest Theresa May. She closed our police stations, she closed our fire stations and as Home Secretary she repeatedly failed to deliver justice for victims of historic abuse at the hands of … Continue reading “May there be Grammar”

September 3, 2016

A New Look

by General

Welcome to the ‘new look’ The Steeple Times   We’ve had a somewhat enforced period of absence due to a visit from hackers connected to an especially pompous personality but now we’re delighted to announce we’re back with a ‘new look’ and a whole series of new columns and new contributors.   Welcome to our … Continue reading “A New Look”

August 1, 2016

A gutter paedo

by Matthew Steeples

Jailed paedophile Rolf Harris pens a disgusting song titled ‘Gutter Girls’   According to The Sun, jailed paedophile Rolf Harris hasn’t learnt his lesson and has written yet another song mocking his victims.   Titled Gutter Girls, the repugnant, disgraced entertainer is said to see it “as a ‘classic’ Rolf song, with a didgeridoo and … Continue reading “A gutter paedo”

July 19, 2016

We’re Back

by General

Apologies for our absence – but despite a hacker’s visit we’re now back   A visit from a hacker is never pleasant and sadly – likely due to a few of the more controversial posts we’ve made – we experienced a few days of downtime thanks to such a nuisance.   We apologise for our … Continue reading “We’re Back”

July 11, 2016

MAYbe a SHOEin

by Matthew Steeples

Theresa May’s appointment as Prime Minister leaves a lot to be desired suggests Matthew Steeples – but we can thank God for small mercies also   Theresa May as Prime Minister: As much as I disliked the idea, it was never a MAYbe and was always going to be a SHOEin. Goodness knows what’s next, … Continue reading “MAYbe a SHOEin”

May 23, 2016

A plaque to a paedo

by Matthew Steeples

Should a blue plaque in honour of the paedophile politician Lord Boothby in Eaton Square be removed?

May 24, 2016

Closed for business

by Matthew Steeples

Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster closes for business

May 20, 2016

The coming property crash?

by Matthew Steeples

Conclusions from Tuesday’s ‘The Steeple Times’ 12 Hay Hill debate on the London property market

May 7, 2016

Questioning what we deserve

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples questions recent political events in Britain and America and suggests the public have only themselves to blame

April 21, 2016

Funding Find Maddie

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests it is time for the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann to stand down

April 18, 2016

PJS’ Sacrifice

by Matthew Steeples

Super-injunction on reporting of a story of a ‘celebrity’ threesome lifted (but for now the individual still cannot yet be named)

April 4, 2016

The death of The Archers

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples asks: Was Helen Titchener killing her husband in The Archers last night a plot too far?

April 1, 2016

From ELLE

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples examines the reaction to an article titled ‘ELLE on Earth’ that attacked amongst others Anna Wintour and that has truly sent New York fashionistas into the most surreal of meltdowns

March 18, 2016

Upping the Auntie

by Matthew Steeples

The BBC needs to look to history if it wishes to regain the nation’s adulation

March 14, 2016

Justice for Martine

by Matthew Steeples

Martine Vik Magnussen must not be forgotten and her alleged killer Farouk Abdulhak should finally be brought to justice suggests Matthew Steeples

March 9, 2016

Boy and the Beeb

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples asks: “Is it right that institutions such as the BBC and the V&A laud Boy George in spite of his many convictions?”

March 4, 2016

Christian Bale ‘Looking Forward’ to Seeing Ben Affleck as Batman

by steepleadmin

Christian Bale cannot wait to watch Ben Affleck take over the iconic role of Batman, reported etonline.The 42-year-old actor played the caped crusader in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, with Mr Affleck stepping in for the next Batman movies. Fans will first see the American star play Bruce Wayne/Batman in the upcoming Batman v Superman: … Continue reading “Christian Bale ‘Looking Forward’ to Seeing Ben Affleck as Batman”

February 28, 2016

Harris’ cesspit

by Matthew Steeples

Rolf Harris supporter berates ‘The Steeple Times’

February 19, 2016

The mobile menace

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests the ‘mobile generation’ should consider the effects of the menace they are beholden to

February 1, 2016

The troubles of Twitter

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples follows up on Jeremy Clarkson’s lament on the decline of Twitter and suggests the site could finally be on the wane

February 2, 2016

Rubio vs. Clinton

by Matthew Steeples

America has finally woken up and will send Donald Trump packing

January 26, 2016

Counting at Christie’s

by Matthew Steeples

As Christie’s report sales down 5% to £4.8 billion during 2015, Matthew Steeples asks: ‘Has the art market peaked?’

January 21, 2016

Mosley’s mouthpiece

by Matthew Steeples

As it is revealed that the new ‘independent’ organisation to regulate the press is largely dependent on donations from Max Mosley, Matthew Steeples suggests it is just about as useful as the hapless predecessor run by Sir Christopher Meyer that it replaces

January 20, 2016

Justice and Janner

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests a report into allegations against the late Lord Janner provides proof of a cover-up at the highest level

January 18, 2016

Video of the Week: Trump lauds the Clintons

by Matthew Steeples

Senator Ted Cruz shared a video montage in which Donald Trump lauds both Bill and Hillary Clinton on Sunday and in doing so makes a mockery of the King of the Combover (yet again)

January 5, 2016

Ivanka’s crucible

by Matthew Steeples

Ivanka Trump admits to disagreeing with her father just as sources claim she fears for the damage his toxic Presidential campaign is doing to her own business activities; she now faces a personal crucible

January 1, 2016

Happy New Year 2016

by Matthew Steeples

The Steeple Times wishes readers a prosperous 2016 and reviews some of our favourite stories from 2015

December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas 2015

by Matthew Steeples

The Steeple Times wishes readers a very Merry Christmas 2015

December 20, 2015

Justice and Janner

by Matthew Steeples

The death of Lord Janner will not stop his alleged victims in their quest for justice and it should also result in Theresa May speaking up

December 19, 2015

Wally of the Week: Martin Shkreli

by Matthew Steeples

Exploitative pharmaceutical price gouger Martin Shkreli arrested on suspicion of running a Ponzi scheme

December 11, 2015

Two into one

by Matthew Steeples

Low-built £11.95 million Belgravia residence created by merging two properties into one is illustrative of how the total housing stock in the city’s most elite areas is being depleted

December 8, 2015

The lessons for Labour

by Matthew Steeples

If Hilary Benn wants to become an electable Labour leader, he ought to learn the lessons of William Hague and Iain Duncan Smith

November 9, 2015

Wally of the Week: Jeremy Corbyn MP

by Matthew Steeples

Labour’s leader Jeremy Corbyn should have behaved better on Remembrance Sunday; and now he should now retract his nonsensical remarks about Trident

October 22, 2015

The hydrant has burst

by Matthew Steeples

Newly released figures relating to prominent figures under investigation as part of Operation Hydrant are truly shocking as is the £1 billion yearly cost of policing allegations of sexual assault

October 20, 2015

Labouring electability

by Matthew Steeples

In highlighting that Labour has become irrelevant, Lord Warner made a valid observation but the point he misses is that democracy requires a strong opposition also

October 12, 2015

Saluting Exaro

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests that despite standing accused of “mistake making”, Exaro is still an invaluable investigative news source and one that the public should continue to take seriously

September 30, 2015

Flatlining

by Matthew Steeples

Have the markets for fine art, classic cars and super-prime property peaked?

September 12, 2015

Binning democracy

by Matthew Steeples

Image of shabbily dressed Jeremy Corbyn sums up where democracy in Britain is headed

September 5, 2015

Taking refuge with The Telegraph

by Matthew Steeples

Letter to ‘The Telegraph’ illustrates a sensible perspective on how England should behave towards “foreigners flying for refuge against oppression and tyranny”

August 26, 2015

The problem of Proctor

by Matthew Steeples

Harvey Proctor’s press conference was nothing but a one-sided stunt

August 16, 2015

Scrap the toothless poodle

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests the disgrace of Camila Batmanghelidjh should signal the death knell for the “do-nothing” organisation that is the Charity Commission

August 9, 2015

Off the page

by Matthew Steeples

Why did ‘The Spectator’ give the convicted paedophile Jonathan King the space to gush about Edward Heath?

August 7, 2015

Linking Heath and Savile

by Matthew Steeples

The links between Edward Heath and Jimmy Savile potentially run deeper than has been previously suggested; it is now time such claims were properly examined

August 3, 2015

August shockers

by Matthew Steeples

Isn’t it time we saved “being shocked” for times when it is really required? Not in August it seems

August 2, 2015

Second claim against Clarke

by Matthew Steeples

Investigative news website ‘Exaro’ go it alone and report that Kenneth Clarke is under investigation for a second claim of indecent assault

July 29, 2015

Back Zac

by Matthew Steeples

The Steeple Times backs Zac Goldsmith as the Conservative candidate to be Mayor of London

July 12, 2015

It’s not Alwight

by Matthew Steeples

As Michael Barrymore announces he is to sue the police who arrested him for an alleged murder, it is time he instead took responsibility for his actions

July 9, 2015

Wally of the Week: Amy Roberts

by Matthew Steeples

Moaning Tube driver Amy Roberts sums up all that is wrong about the mentality of London Underground workers

From Russia with Cash

by Matthew Steeples

Anyone who watches Channel 4’s ‘From Russia With Cash’ will agree that it is now time for estate agents to be regulated suggests Matthew Steeples

June 26, 2015

Trouncing Trump

by Matthew Steeples

Donald Trump’s campaign to become President of the United States of America goes awry

June 21, 2015

A tweet too far

by Matthew Steeples

Her Majesty’s Prison Services ought to revoke fraudster Ben Fiberesima’s ability to use such sites as Twitter

June 19, 2015

Donald’s disaster

by Matthew Steeples

As Donald Trump’s campaign to become President descends into chaos, it would make sense for him to quit whilst he’s still ahead

June 16, 2015

Change and Harris

by Matthew Steeples

As a Rolf Harris supporter blames everyone but the paedophile himself for the publication of his vile views on his victims, it is time that Change.org closed down the inappropriate petition that seeks to free him

June 8, 2015

Supporting Sol

by Matthew Steeples

‘The Steeple Times’ backs Sol Campbell for Mayor of London

June 2, 2015

Tatiana Giraud

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples highlights a fantasist and party crasher who should be banished from polite society

May 28, 2015

Boating with a Birka

by Matthew Steeples

Boat shrouded with a veil provides a reminder that it is again time to debate banning burkas in Britain

May 26, 2015

The silent evil

by Matthew Steeples

‘The Steeple Times’ highlights a shadowy evil lurking in our midst in Europe: Stille Hilfe

May 20, 2015

Maxing the council

by Matthew Steeples

A £1.15 million ex-council flat sums up just how bonkers the Chelsea property market truly is

May 14, 2015

Carswell’s not short of sense

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples salutes the independence of Douglas Carswell MP and praises his having rejected Nigel Farage’s demand that he take £650,000 in “Short money”

May 10, 2015

The grockles of K&C

by Matthew Steeples

Survey of locations with the highest percentage of second homes gives indication as to why so many long-established businesses are closing down in Kensington and Chelsea; in some streets in the borough second home ownership now accounts for 70% of all properties there

May 8, 2015

Britain has spoken

by Matthew Steeples

The lights need not be turned out after Britain rejected Labour and the Liberal Democrats

May 4, 2015

A bind for Bindi

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples details his experiences with the trolls supporting Rolf Harris as his daughter, Bindi Nicholls, strangely contradicts herself on the Internet in a rant in support of this convicted paedophile

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