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EDITORIAL

Editorial comment from Matthew Steeples

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

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

May 1, 2015

Something has to change

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests that the way in which allegations of sexual offences are investigated in Britain needs to change

April 29, 2015

The appeal of Assange

by Matthew Steeples

As Julian Assange is granted the right to appeal against an arrest warrant for an alleged rape, Matthew Steeples examines the high profile individuals who have visited him during his time at the Embassy of Ecuador in London

April 26, 2015

Wally of the Week: Keith Vaz

by Matthew Steeples

It is time that the Labour politician Keith Vaz asked himself some questions about his role in protecting the alleged paedophile Lord Janner

April 20, 2015

Prosecute the protectors

by Matthew Steeples

Those who have allowed Lord Janner to escape prosecution should take responsibility for their failures and those who have protected him should themselves be prosecuted

April 17, 2015

Saluting Sol

by Matthew Steeples

Sol Campbell should be saluted for participating in the Operation Black Vote campaign to encourage minorities to register to vote

April 10, 2015

Watson’s COO

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples reports on the CNET founder Halsey Minor having discovered a new president and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for his latest venture, Bitreserve, via ‘The Steeple Times’

March 30, 2015

Keep up the conversation

by Matthew Steeples

As A.A. Gill laments the supposed death of phone calls, Matthew Steeples calls on readers to keep up the conversation

March 25, 2015

Jeremy Clarkson to defect to SKY?

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests Rupert Murdoch might provide the key to the next chapter in Jeremy Clarkson’s turbulent life

March 22, 2015

Handling anonymity

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests that it is time for the courts and press to consider anonymity in reporting sensitive cases more carefully

March 16, 2015

Pay politicians properly

by Matthew Steeples

Bizarrely Adam Afriyie is right to advocate Members of Parliament being paid the not so insubstantial sum of £225,000 per annum

March 11, 2015

Bring back Clarkson

by Matthew Steeples

The BBC are wrong to have suspended Jeremy Clarkson

February 26, 2015

The agony of abuse

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples calls upon Theresa May to take allegations of abuse more seriously in the wake of further accusations against Sir Cliff Richard

February 25, 2015

Head & Shoulders

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples argues that Sir Malcolm Rifkind and his breed should be consigned to ‘politics past’

February 23, 2015

Dishonoured

by Matthew Steeples

As Rolf Harris loses his Australian honours, Matthew Steeples asks: “Why has this paedophile still got his CBE?”

February 21, 2015

Organic policing

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples argues that the British public should demand an end to Theresa May’s policy of running policing from organic stores

February 11, 2015

Drunk-derground

by Matthew Steeples

As London Underground workers vote to go on strike in support of a colleague who failed two alcohol breath tests, Matthew Steeples argues that it is time to curtail the rights of essential service workers

February 8, 2015

The wrong Lane?

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples asks: “Is the story of the ‘middle class Heathrow homeless couple’ all that it seems?”

January 29, 2015

Don’t call us

by Matthew Steeples

Theresa May tells the public not to call the police

January 23, 2015

Do it for Brittan

by Matthew Steeples

In the wake of Leon Brittan’s death, Theresa May needs to act and act quickly

January 16, 2015

Evading justice

by Matthew Steeples

As alleged paedophile John Stingemore mysteriously dies, it is about time Theresa May finally acted over historic abuse allegations

January 12, 2015

Wally of the Week: Steve Emerson

by Matthew Steeples

‘Fox News’ terror expert Steve Emerson bizarrely claims Birmingham is “totally Muslim” and that religious police squads roam the streets of London and “seriously wound” people in non-Muslim dress

January 6, 2015

Money and language

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests that the true root of ‘Andrew-gate’ is money and language

December 25, 2014

A Christmas wish

by Matthew Steeples

Merry Christmas from all at ‘The Steeple Times’

November 23, 2014

Plebs and snobs

by Matthew Steeples

Andrew Mitchell and Emily Thornberry are two unlikely bedfellows but their cases have a lot in common

November 21, 2014

Dickens’ day

by Matthew Steeples

The people of Rochester have spoken; Cameron needs to respond and readjust

November 14, 2014

The case of Carole

by Matthew Steeples

‘Evening Standard’ hint that a reinvestigation into the death of Carole Kasir may be underway

November 11, 2014

Turn The Arch

by Matthew Steeples

‘The Archers’ without the Archers won’t be ‘The Archers’   The BBC has lost its way; it’s plain and it’s as simple as that. Radio 4 is an institution and The Archers – which has been on the air since 1951 – was frankly something so essential to its very essence that what they’ve done … Continue reading “Turn The Arch”

November 9, 2014

Branson’s pickle

by Matthew Steeples

Richard Branson’s time is up   Sir Richard Branson is a man who loves himself more than he loves life itself. He is a man who cannot control his own pathetic ego. His project to take people into space has backfired spectacularly and now he bleats like an abused child and rants like the fantasist … Continue reading “Branson’s pickle”

October 22, 2014

The Weakest Links

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples calls upon Fiona Woolf to resign (and to take Theresa May with her)   Theresa May unsurprisingly disgraced herself in appointing Baroness Butler-Sloss to head the inquiry into historic child abuse and she continues to disgrace herself in appointing and now defending her choice of Fiona Woolf as her replacement. Now, given revelations … Continue reading “The Weakest Links”

October 14, 2014

Increasing our footage

by Matthew Steeples

Accompanying an endorsement of ‘The Steeple Times’ by “the BBC’s favourite property expert” Henry Pryor, our readership grows to over 500,000 in one single day

October 13, 2014

Madeleine McCann review: When will it end?

by Matthew Steeples

As it is revealed that the review of the case of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann has cost in excess of £10 million, Matthew Steeples asks: “When will it end?”

October 10, 2014

Apathy and jam

by Matthew Steeples

Were Thursday’s by-elections really such groundbreaking results for UKIP?   In Clacton yesterday, the turnout was just 51% and at Heywood and Middleton it was a paltry 36%. Despite these figures being higher than the usual 30% turnout for by-elections, neither is illustrative of any kind of strong feeling for politics in England. Apathy, in fact, … Continue reading “Apathy and jam”

October 6, 2014

Social misdemeanour

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests that the death of Brenda Leyland should be a lesson to the media   Brenda Leyland, if she was indeed the source of the “online campaign of vitriol” against Gerry and Kate McCann, should not have acted as she did but equally, Sky News should not have outed her so publicly last … Continue reading “Social misdemeanour”

September 29, 2014

Don’t go

by Matthew Steeples

Boris Johnson is right to urge Conservatives not to defect to UKIP and Chris Kelly MP ought to heed his advice

September 27, 2014

A Travis-ty of justice

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests that Dave Lee Travis should have been jailed   In sentencing Dave Lee Travis to a suspended sentence of just three months suspended for two years, the wrong message has been sent to those thinking of committing sexual offences.

September 17, 2014

Out networked

by Matthew Steeples

A club for people with more money than sense   Social networks were all the rage in the early 2000s and the social network for so-called “high net worths” was ASmallWorld. Though it prospered in its early days, it’s since floundered and I can’t personally say I know a single person who remains a member. … Continue reading “Out networked”

September 14, 2014

Where is David Cameron?

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests that David Cameron needs to show his hand   Yesterday, David Cameron attended the wedding of his wife’s half-brother, Jake Astor. Unlike others, we have no problem with that but at a time when Isis have beheaded a British hostage and when the Union teeters on a knife-edge, many have called for … Continue reading “Where is David Cameron?”

September 10, 2014

The madness of Murdoch

by Matthew Steeples

Has Rupert Murdoch lost the plot?   Rupert Murdoch has done a lot of strange things lately: This octogenarian met with Nigel Farage last week, is allegedly going to have his papers back Scottish independence and might also get rid of ‘Page 3 Girls’ at The Sun.

September 8, 2014

May May go

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests that David Cameron would do well to send Theresa May on her merry way   Those suggesting David Cameron will have to resign if Scotland votes ‘yes’ to independence are missing the point. It is not Cameron who should be under fire right now; it’s Theresa May.

September 3, 2014

Get a grip

by Matthew Steeples

Britain’s Prime Minister needs to get a grip   Parliament is back in session and we’re now in September. The ‘Silly Season’ should be well and truly over but in fact we’re sinking into a quagmire that can only be described as ‘stupid’ and ‘irresponsible’.

August 29, 2014

Considering Carswell

by Matthew Steeples

Is Douglas Carswell MP an honourable man or just plain stupid?   Douglas Carswell was first elected as a Conservative Member of Parliament in 2005. This week, the Member for Clacton defected to the United Kingdom Independence Party. In doing so, he showed himself to be both be duplicitous and honourable simultaneously and here we … Continue reading “Considering Carswell”

August 28, 2014

Magnificent Mary

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples commends Mary Beard for her forgiving manner towards those who troll her on Twitter

August 27, 2014

Out iced

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples urges readers to consider what good your donation will actually do before rushing to take the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

August 15, 2014

Controlling the Cliff

by Matthew Steeples

Was it really that wrong that the BBC were tipped off about the search on Sir Cliff Richard’s home in advance?   In the last 24-hours, there has been an outcry of anger from left-wingers such as Geoffrey Robertson QC about how the BBC managed to be present at Thursday’s search of Sir Cliff Richard’s … Continue reading “Controlling the Cliff”

August 6, 2014

Boris is back

by Matthew Steeples

BREAKING NEWS: Boris Johnson set to attempt to return to Westminster   It was inevitable but it is excellent news: Boris Johnson has decided to stand for Parliament again at next year’s elections.

August 1, 2014

Harrowing Harris

by Matthew Steeples

Paedophile Rolf Harris launches bid to overturn his conviction   Rolf Harris’ lawyers have lodged papers at the Court of Appeal as part of an attempt to overturn his recent conviction on 12 counts of indecent assault – indication, surely, that the arrogance of this Australian monster plainly hasn’t faded as he sits rotting in … Continue reading “Harrowing Harris”

July 28, 2014

Investigating Tulisa

by Matthew Steeples

In the wake of the collapse of the Tulisa Contostavlos drugs trial, we examine the merits of investigative journalism   Tulisa Contostavlos declared she’d had a “rollercoaster of a week” after she was convicted of assault in one case yet saw off another after it was thrown out due to the “serious misconduct” on the part … Continue reading “Investigating Tulisa”

July 21, 2014

Don’t pass Wandsworth

by Matthew Steeples

Is it not wrong that paedophile Rolf Harris received special treatment as he began his prison sentence?   Rolf Harris is a convicted paedophile with a difference. Unlike others sentenced for 12 counts of indecent assault, this millionaire prisoner avoided the usual humiliation of being sent to one of Britain’s toughest prisons, Her Majesty’s Prison … Continue reading “Don’t pass Wandsworth”

July 15, 2014

Oscar, tango, out

by Matthew Steeples

Arrogant Oscar Pistorius shows his true character yet again   Revelations that Oscar Pistorius was both in a fight in a Johannesburg nightclub last weekend and that he returned to Twitter to share his bizarre religious references sum up how arrogant this individual truly is.

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