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June 26, 2017

A Shoreditch Shocker

by Matthew Steeples

East End nightclub tells charity event organisers their fundraiser for Grenfell Tower survivors will attract a “poor quality demographic”   The manager of a Shoreditch nightclub has been branded a “racist” after emailing the organisers of an event planned to raise funds for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire to tell them he thought … Continue reading “A Shoreditch Shocker”

June 21, 2017

Disappointing Dent Coad

by Matthew Steeples

New Kensington MP Emma Dent Coad fails to join Labour heavyweights showing support for the single market   Prior to her victory, the now newly elected Member of Parliament for Kensington, Emma Dent Coad, clearly and repeatedly said she’d “fight to retain access to the single market”. Yesterday, however, she failed to join a whole … Continue reading “Disappointing Dent Coad”

June 19, 2017

Letters – Berkoff & Brenda

by Matthew Steeples

Actor and producer Steven Berkoff suggests Her Majesty The Queen should open up Buckingham Palace to survivors of last week’s Grenfell Tower tragedy   Sir   In these grim times, when the shadow of death is stalking us with bitter regularity, an opportunity presents itself for our beloved Queen to actually do some real service … Continue reading “Letters – Berkoff & Brenda”

June 8, 2017

Three Reasons to Vote…

by General

A financier, a photographer and a doctor explain why they’ll respectively choose the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats and Labour today   Financier Zachary Latif on why he’ll vote for the Conservative Party   Brexit is the primary question Firstly, this election was called on the issue of Brexit and when voters go to the polls, … Continue reading “Three Reasons to Vote…”

June 7, 2017

A Take On Theresa

by Matthew Steeples

Artist Enzina Fuschini showcases her take on Theresa May at an exhibition in Chelsea; the work is supposedly anything but political   Italian artist and designer Enzina Fuschini held a press preview for her ‘Impact’ exhibition at Chelsea’s 508 Gallery on the Kings Road last night.   Aside from eleven 100cm by 100cm oil on … Continue reading “A Take On Theresa”

May 30, 2017

Rotten Rolf

by Matthew Steeples

As convicted paedo Rolf Harris walks free from court and his nutty supporters once again reveal themselves, it must be remembered he is still a convicted abuser of girls as young as eight   Rolf Harris might well have walked free from court on Monday after a jury failed to reach a verdict on historical … Continue reading “Rotten Rolf”

May 29, 2017

A Land of Contrasts

by Matthew Steeples

Kensington and Chelsea – The land of the ‘have-a-lots’ and the ‘have-nothing-at-alls’; an example of a contrast too far   The mere mention of the area of Kensington and Chelsea brings all sorts of connotations: One thinks of the Albert Hall and Hyde Park, Harrods and Harvey Nicks and one imagines affluence and culture. Here … Continue reading “A Land of Contrasts”

May 28, 2017

Liar Liar Theresa May

by Matthew Steeples

Captain SKA re-release 2010 anti-austerity hit ‘Liar Liar’ and this time use it to target “you can’t trust her”, Theresa May   In 2010, a musicial protest group called Captain SKA released Liar Liar as part of their aim to become a “voice against austerity and neoliberal politics”.   The track made some headway, but … Continue reading “Liar Liar Theresa May”

May 27, 2017

The Burka Brainbox

by Matthew Steeples

Burka hating UKIPper Suzanne Evans again shows herself to be anything but a “brainbox” in a ‘Twitter spat’ with Matthew Steeples   Yesterday, I found myself having what can be best described as a ‘Twitter spat’ with UKIP’s Suzanne Evans.   Watchmaker’s daughter Evans, whose attempt to suggest the Manchester terrorist atrocity wouldn’t have happened … Continue reading “The Burka Brainbox”

May 23, 2017

A Brylcream Bigot

by Matthew Steeples

Nigel Farage’s communications man, “political poet” Dan Jukes, sinks to a new low in the wake of the attack on innocence in Manchester; this beer swilling bigot should henceforth be ignored   In the aftermath of the appalling terrorist attack in Manchester on Monday night, Nigel Farage’s communications man, Dan Jukes, did not unite with … Continue reading “A Brylcream Bigot”

Manchester

by Matthew Steeples

In the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack, surprisingly, it was Donald Trump who spoke for the majority   A suicide bomber may believe he won in attacking Manchester last night, but, for the first time ever, Donald Trump got it completely spot-on when he instead termed this repugnant excuse for a human a “loser”. … Continue reading “Manchester”

May 19, 2017

Canvassing Rolf

by Matthew Steeples

Will Theresa May be calling on her paedophile constituent Rolf Harris during the 2017 General Election?   Paedophile Rolf Harris was released from Stafford Prison this morning. The filthy 87-year old monster promptly returned to his riverside home in Bray, Berkshire and was pictured arriving there with clear binbags full of letters at around 10am … Continue reading “Canvassing Rolf”

May 18, 2017

Poore Borwick

by Mark Newton

New contributor Mark Newton shares his views on the “dubious record” of Lady Borwick, Conservative parliamentary candidate for Kensington   Kensington, Kensington, its name beats the drum of the Conservative heartland of London. Tory grandees have worked long and hard to be fortified in this Bastion with greats like Alan Clark, Michael Portillo and Malcom … Continue reading “Poore Borwick”

May 15, 2017

Double Bollocks

by Matthew Steeples

Politicians Lady Nugee and Sir Michael Fallon BOTH make total and utter fools of themselves over links to murderous dictator Bashar al-Assad   Yesterday Labour’s Lady Nugee – a ridiculous woman who prefers to go by the name ‘The Rt. Hon. Emily Thornberry MP’ – succeeded in making a fool out of The Rt. Hon … Continue reading “Double Bollocks”

May 11, 2017

Quote of the Week – Beasts & Crooks

by Matthew Steeples

Dennis Skinner on the now rejected Tory election fraud allegations   Yesterday, the Electoral Commission astonishingly rejected all but one of the allegations of electoral fraud against Conservative Party candidates and officials in relation to activities during the 2015 General Election campaign. A potential charge, against Craig MacKinlay, the MP for South Thanet, is all … Continue reading “Quote of the Week – Beasts & Crooks”

May 9, 2017

Moving Jobs

by Matthew Steeples

Your Move estate agency employee sues firm for constructive dismissal and sexual harassment after boss allegedly offered him a blowjob if he hit targets   An estate agency firm took rewards for good performance to another level if allegations made in a Croydon courtroom this week are to be believed.   According to The Sun, … Continue reading “Moving Jobs”

May 7, 2017

Backing Borwick

by Justin Downes

K&C resident Justin Downes shares his reasons for supporting Victoria Borwick, the Conservative Party Parliamentary Candidate for Kensington   It is sad that politics has become – if it ever wasn’t – such a filthy business. It is sadder still when a politician noted for integrity, hard work and compassion becomes the subject of a … Continue reading “Backing Borwick”

Trumping a Visa

by Matthew Steeples

Kushner family exposed for promoting their links to the Trump presidency to flog flats (with visas) to Chinese investors   Yesterday, The Washington Post, in revealing that the Kushner family are hawking properties complete with investor visas, illustrated yet another appalling example of what is fast becoming the shadiest presidential dynasty in history.   According … Continue reading “Trumping a Visa”

May 4, 2017

Dastardly Diane

by Matthew Steeples

Diane Abbott MP, a woman unable to grasp numbers, revealed to be perfectly capable of grabbing as much as she can for her very own pocket   Quite capable of whining about supposedly being unfairly targeted by so-called trolls in spite of being in the pay of and thus accountable to the public, Britain’s most … Continue reading “Dastardly Diane”

May 3, 2017

Picture of the Week – Chippy May

by Matthew Steeples

Images of Theresa May eating chips prove to be her ‘Ed Milliband moment’   Theresa May likes to refer to her “red, white and blue Brexit” and “Corbyn’s coalition of chaos”, but yesterday, the hectoring vicar’s daughter had a moment of madness when she decided to allow herself be photographed eating chips in Cornwall.   … Continue reading “Picture of the Week – Chippy May”

May 1, 2017

Turncoat Tory Predicts Troubles for Theresa

by Matthew Steeples

Scandal prone Tory activist turned Jared Kushner employed journalist Andre Walker claims Theresa May is fearful of electoral disaster due to MPs from her party likely being jailed   A widely criticised one-time Tory activist turned journalist with links to the party’s dubious 2015 ‘battlebus scandal’ has claimed that “a criminal investigation is the real … Continue reading “Turncoat Tory Predicts Troubles for Theresa”

April 30, 2017

Breaking with Boris

by Matthew Steeples

Breaking News – Rachel Johnson explains why she ditched the party of her Foreign Secretary brother Boris and defected to the Lib Dems   On this morning’s Andrew Marr Show on BBC1, Rachel Johnson was interviewed about her decision to defect to the Liberal Democrat Party.   Explaining her rationale for ditching the Tories and … Continue reading “Breaking with Boris”

April 29, 2017

Video of the Week – Mocking May

by Matthew Steeples

Comedian Jan Ravens’ impersonation of Theresa May is utterly brilliant   With the election campaign under way, a little humour is definitely required and a comical video shared on YouTube provides just such.   Featuring the actress Jan Ravens’ take on Theresa May, the 2:45 minute clip has over attracted over 70,000 hits – and … Continue reading “Video of the Week – Mocking May”

April 20, 2017

Backing Best for Britain

by Matthew Steeples

Gina Miller achieves 1,000% of target in less than 24 hours in crowdfunding drive to fund tactical voting initiative against hard Brexit   On Wednesday, businesswoman and philanthropist Gina Miller launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise £10,000 to “support the country’s biggest tactical voting drive ever and stop extreme Brexit”. Within twenty-four hours, that target … Continue reading “Backing Best for Britain”

Banished by Brexit

by Matthew Steeples

HSBC to relocate 1,000 key jobs from London to Paris because of Brexit   Theresa May, a woman more interested in getting het up about Easter eggs than the fate of the British economy, should take note. HSBC are planning on relocating as many as 1,000 of its traders and salespeople from London to Paris … Continue reading “Banished by Brexit”

April 11, 2017

K&C Doesn’t Care

by Matthew Steeples

As 50% of care homes in Kensington & Chelsea are rated “inadequate”, we suggest this reflects what the area has become: A money park for the selfish rich   A society that does not care for its elderly is, as the Pope pointed out in 2015, a “perverse society” and bizarrely, it has just been … Continue reading “K&C Doesn’t Care”

April 5, 2017

Mugged by Mrs May

by Matthew Steeples

Updated: Theresa May forges a new career in post-Brexit Britain: Flogging tea towels and mugs   Theresa May, a woman who should be busy sorting out the mess that is her “red, white and blue Brexit”, is in Saudi Arabia insulting the locals and refusing to wear a headscarf. She’s also been meddling in the … Continue reading “Mugged by Mrs May”

Trumping Livingstone

by Matthew Steeples

Has Ken Livingstone become Britain’s answer to Donald Trump?   Father of five Ken Livingstone would no doubt hate the comparison but, putting him in perspective, he’s rather like a British version of the American father of five Donald Trump.   When Ken Livingstone doesn’t like what is said about him, he terms it “incredible … Continue reading “Trumping Livingstone”

April 1, 2017

A Conservative Cover-up

by Matthew Steeples

After ‘The Telegraph’ revealed that details of payments to those connected to MPs were briefly leaked on Thursday, we join calls for the way politicians and their leech-like families are renumerated to be changed   In 2009, The Telegraph did a sterling job in exposing the greed of MPs and this morning, the paper’s deputy … Continue reading “A Conservative Cover-up”

March 30, 2017

The Baloney of Brexit

by Matthew Steeples

Summing up Britain beginning its road to Brexit and an amusing take on the Prime Minister’s letter to Donald Tusk   Yesterday, Theresa May found her date with destiny and triggered Article 50. With no more restrictions on bendy bananas (a total myth) and the start of a long goodbye, Britain reached a “historic moment” … Continue reading “The Baloney of Brexit”

March 26, 2017

Kippered Out

by Matthew Steeples

UKIP’s demise is nigh; it will be only remembered for its factionalism and Alf Garnett-esque membership   UKIP was formed by Dr Alan Sked, a wacky professor turned fan of Enoch Powell, in 1993. It morphed into a powerful campaigning force with the guidance of the charismatic yet self-serving personality of Nigel Farage but now, … Continue reading “Kippered Out”

March 25, 2017

Limehouse

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples extols the relevance of the Donmar Warehouse’s ‘Limehouse’ to Britain’s contemporary political climate   At a time when Brexit has divided Britain and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour continues to provide little-to-no opposition to Theresa May’s somewhat unfocused, unelected government, the relevance of a play named Limehouse is especially poignant.   Based around the formation … Continue reading “Limehouse”

March 24, 2017

An Expensive Blank Canvas

by Matthew Steeples

Repossessed Knightsbridge flat for sale for £5.25 million in spite of being a complete wreck   Originally built in 1870 with a façade created from the Portland stone from the original Blackfriars Bridge, 33 Ennismore Gardens was converted from a single-family home to six flats in 1947.   In 1998, an additional mansard level was … Continue reading “An Expensive Blank Canvas”

March 18, 2017

The Big Bend

by Matthew Steeples

Billionaire living in New York might take a U-turn if a proposed skyscraper named the ‘Big Bend’ becomes reality   A 4,000 foot end-to-end conceptual skyscraper has been proposed in Manhattan in order to “potentially provide a solution to the height limitations imposed by city zoning laws” according to the anthropological New York website 6sqft. … Continue reading “The Big Bend”

March 16, 2017

Not So Roomy

by Matthew Steeples

Small, single room in South Kensington to be sold for £150,000 at auction   A single room in South Kensington is to be auctioned for the staggering sum of £150,000 ($184,000, €172,000 or درهم675,000).   Curiously offered with a “reserve price not to exceed” that sum, the 205 square foot space is on the lower … Continue reading “Not So Roomy”

March 15, 2017

Bring Back Abdulhak

by Matthew Steeples

Father of Martine Vik Magnussen again calls for his daughter’s wealthy Arabic suspected killer to face justice nine years after her death   Nine years have passed since Martine Vik Magnussen, after being caught on camera leaving Mayfair’s Maddox Club, was raped and murdered in Great Portland Street, London. Her suspected killer, a wealthy brat … Continue reading “Bring Back Abdulhak”

March 14, 2017

Singleminded Sturgeon

by Matthew Steeples

As Nicola Sturgeon lobs a grenade at Theresa May’s “red, white and blue Brexit”, Jeremy Corbyn is met with equal derision   Yesterday, Nicola Sturgeon pulled a blinder and threw a spanner in Theresa May’s plan to announce a “red, white and blue Brexit” with immediate effect.   Undoubtedly the reason hapless Mrs May didn’t … Continue reading “Singleminded Sturgeon”

March 9, 2017

Burying Abuse in the Budget

by Matthew Steeples

As it is revealed the IPCC has dropped its investigation into the Met Police’s handling of the investigation into historic child abuse and “buried” the news to coincide with Philip Hammond’s budget, it is time Theresa May and those running the IICSA investigation were held to account   A woman named Jo Moore is someone … Continue reading “Burying Abuse in the Budget”

March 1, 2017

Shifty Coughs Up

by Matthew Steeples

‘Sir Shifty’ Philip Green’s payment of £363 million is not enough; this brash bully should also be stripped of his title   As Steven Berkoff set out here previously, Sir Philip Green – AKA ‘Sir Shifty’ – is a man of straw. He is dodgy, devious and an asset stripper and that he destroyed BHS … Continue reading “Shifty Coughs Up”

February 23, 2017

Angry White House Staffer

by Matthew Steeples

Twitter account that purports to belong to a White House staffer shares information that will both shock and amuse   Created on 27th January 2017, a Twitter account with the handle @angrywhstaffer is a must follow. On it, to date, have been 112 tweets about the mess that is the Trump White House and on … Continue reading “Angry White House Staffer”

February 19, 2017

P**s Off Piers

by Matthew Steeples

Piers Morgan withdraws from presenting an awards ceremony after an online campaign to oust him went viral; next he needs to leave Britain for good   On Sunday, Piers Morgan, undoubtedly one of the most loathed men in Britain, took to social media to explain why he has opted to pull out of hosting the … Continue reading “P**s Off Piers”

February 18, 2017

Taking the Teaspoon

by Matthew Steeples

Environment secretary Andrea Leadsom claims Brexit will bring a better deal for teaspoons   As the British economy looks set to shrink, car prices rise and immigrants run for the hills due to Brexit, teaspoon lovers of the nation can at least rejoice.   In comments to The Telegraph, Andrea Leadsom, the Environment, Food and … Continue reading “Taking the Teaspoon”

February 13, 2017

Too To Trump

by Matthew Steeples

In spite of having legions of supposedly educated staff, Donald Trump’s official inauguration portrait poster featured a glaringly obvious typo   Donald Trump isn’t known as a man of words. His somewhat nutty Twitter posts are dominated by exclamation marks and repetition – “Beautiful! Beautiful!” – but what surprised many at the weekend was that, … Continue reading “Too To Trump”

February 6, 2017

Blocking Betsy

by Matthew Steeples

Donald Trump begs supporters to help him stop his whack-job, wannabe bear killer education secretary nominee, Betsy DeVos, being blocked   In an email to supporters Saturday, ‘Trump Headquarters’ begged supporters to sign a petition of support for President Trump’s nominee for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos.   In the missive, which shared the news … Continue reading “Blocking Betsy”

The Makeup of May

by Matthew Steeples

As Theresa May is compared to a Womble, we take a look at some other comparisons that could be made to a woman who believes in “red, white and blue Brexit”   Aside from being criticised for spending vast sums on leather trousers, Theresa May often sports Vivienne Westwood tartan numbers. Inevitably, her personal style … Continue reading “The Makeup of May”

January 31, 2017

Dirty Donald

by Matthew Steeples

A truly relevant reason Donald Trump should be denied a state visit to Britain is yet to be shared by the mainstream media   Donald Trump’s vile policies are undoubtedly unacceptable. His behaviour thus far as President of the United States of America is unacceptable and that Theresa May invited him on a state visit … Continue reading “Dirty Donald”

January 29, 2017

The Rise of Racism

by Matthew Steeples

That the new leader of UKIP is prepared to be photographed with a far-right thug is anything but acceptable   Today, the Mail Online featured an image of UKIP’s new leader, Paul Nuttall, with his arm around the shoulder of a far-right EDL supporter named Andrew Edge.   Edge, a man previously snapped with Nigel … Continue reading “The Rise of Racism”

January 26, 2017

Picture of the Week – Resisting Trump

by Matthew Steeples

Donald Trump forced to face resistance   Yesterday, Donald Trump was finally confronted by an unavoidable message of resistance when seven Greenpeace protestors scaled a crane near the White House and unfurled a 70-foot by 35-foot banner reading: “RESIST”.   Greenpeace spokesman Travis Nichols told NBC: “The group is calling for resistance to President Donald … Continue reading “Picture of the Week – Resisting Trump”

January 20, 2017

Trump Day

by Matthew Steeples

Inauguration Day brings assassination theories, Golden Shower cocktails and a ban on selfie sticks   “Armageddon Day” – as many have termed it – is upon the free world and today, barring a miracle, Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States of America.   Last night, Trump began his celebrations with … Continue reading “Trump Day”

January 13, 2017

Daughter to Daughter

by Matthew Steeples

George W’s daughters pen a charming letter to Obama’s daughters   On Thursday, in TIME, President George W. Bush’s daughter penned a letter to President Obama’s daughters. In it, they praised the 44th President’s children and in it they lauded them as growing “from girls to impressive young women with grace and ease”.   The … Continue reading “Daughter to Daughter”

January 12, 2017

Stupid Trump

by Matthew Steeples

Donald Trump illustrates why he is nothing but stupid   Yesterday in New York, Donald Trump gave a press conference and it was one like no other. In it, he proved one thing and one thing alone: That is that Donald Trump is stupid.   Aside from telling a CNN reporter he could not ask … Continue reading “Stupid Trump”

January 5, 2017

Unlikely Bedfellows

by Matthew Steeples

Sarah Palin’s attempt to gain the support of Julian Assange shows that conventional politics have been consigned to history   In a post Wednesday on her Facebook account, batty Sarah Palin did an about turn and apologised to Julian Assange – a man she’d described as “an anti-American operative with blood on his hands” in … Continue reading “Unlikely Bedfellows”

December 30, 2016

Maniac Milo

by Matthew Steeples

Right-wing extremist Milo Yiannopolous lands £200,000 book deal with Simon & Schuster; it should be boycotted   Despite being permanently banned from Twitter and mocked for a whole slay of ridiculous, offensive and extremist comments over the years, Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulous – born Milo Wagner – has surprisingly just secured a £203,000 ($250,000) book deal … Continue reading “Maniac Milo”

December 20, 2016

Terrible Tracey

by Matthew Steeples

Tracey Emin announces she’s quitting London after her plans to construct a carbuncle that resembles a Hitler-esque oven are rejected; Londoners rejoice   Tracey Emin CBE, RA is no doubt liked by somebody, somewhere. She’s made a fortune from what she calls “art” and though her unmade bed is often derided as one of the … Continue reading “Terrible Tracey”

December 8, 2016

Sexing up Brexit

by Matthew Steeples

Defrocked priest appears outside the Supreme Court dancing a jig without any trousers; he believes Nigel Farage was “sent by Christ”   This week, as the Supreme Court debated one of the most serious constitutional cases in history, a strange little man dressed as a leprechaun danced a jig whilst holding placards about Nigel Farage, … Continue reading “Sexing up Brexit”

Animals and Animals

by Matthew Steeples

Social media has given a gang of angry old men a voice that is truly repugnant; weirdly they’re united by their adoration of cats and dogs   Hitler loved animals. He didn’t like most humans and he especially didn’t like Jews, gypsies and gays. Now, a group of angry, bitter men have taken to social … Continue reading “Animals and Animals”

December 5, 2016

The Business of Blair

by Matthew Steeples

Tony Blair ditches business and also denies a return to public office   For weeks, the mainstream media have claimed Tony Blair is preparing to return to public office to save Britain from the nightmare of Brexit. They have claimed he’s ready to seize the support of the 48% and that him and Nick Clegg … Continue reading “The Business of Blair”

December 4, 2016

SM:)E

by Matthew Steeples

Dying ‘The Archers’ star Sara Coward urges people to smile and “try to make the world a better place”   With all the doom and gloom we have in our world currently and with Trump headed to The White House and Brexit in Britain, many feel disheartened. One woman, 68-year old actress Sara Coward – … Continue reading “SM:)E”

December 2, 2016

Banishing Brexit

by Matthew Steeples

Defeat of Zac Goldsmith in Richmond signals the 48%’s fight back is making headway   Some would have you believe that yesterday’s by-election in Richmond was all about Zac Goldsmith’s opposition to the expansion of Heathrow Airport. It wasn’t and in her victory Liberal Democrat Sarah Olney proved one thing – the electorate of her … Continue reading “Banishing Brexit”

November 30, 2016

Going by God

by Matthew Steeples

After claiming she’s lead by God over Brexit, Theresa May bizarrely gets the backing of Kate Bush   On Sunday, Theresa May told The Sunday Times Magazine that her Christian faith is guiding her decisions around Brexit and also spoke of how leaving the EU keeps her awake at night.   Yesterday, in Maclean’s Magazine, … Continue reading “Going by God”

November 29, 2016

A Reminder of What Is To Come

by Matthew Steeples

Donald Trump on ‘Saturday Night Live’ back in 2015 needs to be viewed again; it might be comedy but now it looks like an especially scary indicator of what is yet to come   Back in 2015, Donald Trump and his daughter, Ivanka, appeared in a sketch on Saturday Night Live.   At the time, … Continue reading “A Reminder of What Is To Come”

November 28, 2016

Trump Flies

by Matthew Steeples

Donald Trump continues to wear his ridiculous ‘Make America Great Again’ baseball cap, admits his victory was “fraudulent” and continues to show extremism on Twitter   Repeatedly we’ve been told Donald Trump is to tone down his extremist language and show a more rational and frankly more diplomatic side to his personality. That kind of happened … Continue reading “Trump Flies”

November 24, 2016

Trumping Christmas

by Matthew Steeples

President-elect Donald Trump stoops to flogging Christmas tat   Everyone gets given Christmas gifts they don’t like by, amongst others, well meaning grannies and aunts with bad taste. They end up at the back of a cupboard or re-gifted (sometimes embarrassingly to the very person they came from) but now Donald Trump is offering the chance … Continue reading “Trumping Christmas”

November 21, 2016

We’re All Immigrants

by Jack Hine

Jack Hine suggests: “We are a multi-national country, get used to it”   We are all immigrants: The original inhabitants of ‘England’ are long gone and distributed throughout Wales, Brittany and beyond.   This country needs immigrants and their skills and efforts should be welcomed. Instead, new immigrants are insecure because of Brexit and the … Continue reading “We’re All Immigrants”

November 20, 2016

The Sense of Soubry

by Matthew Steeples

Anna Soubry MP shows herself to be principled and sensible whilst Nigel Farage yet again illustrates himself to care about nothing but power   Whilst Nigel Farage reneged on yet another pledge to step back from frontline politics this morning and claimed he’ll likely stand in South Thanet in 2017 according to the Mail on … Continue reading “The Sense of Soubry”

November 19, 2016

Surveying Trump

by Matthew Steeples

As Donald Trump offers to govern by survey, an Irish senator passionately calls him out for what he truly is   On Friday, President-Elect of the United States of America Donald Trump sent out what he termed a “100-day plan of action survey” with the objective of “[determining] what we must accomplish as our first … Continue reading “Surveying Trump”

November 18, 2016

Trashing Trolls

by Matthew Steeples

Broadcaster Andrew Neil showed just how Twitter trolls should be dealt with suggests Matthew Steeples   On Thursday, the journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil was attacked on Twitter by a most unpleasant man from Birmingham.   In a tweet shared with his somewhat limited 213 followers and Neil himself, Jack Stonebridge – whose @yoohoosandman handle … Continue reading “Trashing Trolls”

November 17, 2016

All Hail Hale

by Matthew Steeples

Lady Hale speaks utter sense on Article 50 and Brexit   Lady Hale is far from perfect. She supported the super-injunction that keeps the antics of the titleless spouse of a loathesome gay pop singer in an olive oil filled paddling pool out of the media but in comments this week, she spoke utter sense. … Continue reading “All Hail Hale”

November 15, 2016

Calamity Keith

by Matthew Steeples

Shame on those who continue to promote Britain’s most disgraceful politician, Keith Vaz MP   Keith Vaz likes rent boys and he likes cash. That’s clear but what’s appalling is that this grasping rent-a-gob continually gets promoted in spite of scandal after scandal.   In America, Anthony Weiner was ruined by a little bit of … Continue reading “Calamity Keith”

November 13, 2016

Trump Tower’s Troubles

by Matthew Steeples

Residents of Trump Tower are less than enthused that ‘The Donald’ won the race to become President of the United States of America They loathe the new security measures and many “ want out” Elsewhere, Trump’s first childhood home is expected to sell for ten times what it would if it were not connected to … Continue reading “Trump Tower’s Troubles”

All That Glitters

by Matthew Steeples

Meeting between Donald Trump and Nigel Farage in New York illustrates the new political order we’ve entered Theresa May sidelined and yet again shown to be nothing but a reincarnation of irrelevance akin to Gordon Brown ‘The Donald’ considers living in Trump Tower instead of the White House Trump’s dodgy transition team appointments questioned   … Continue reading “All That Glitters”

November 10, 2016

West to Save The West

by Matthew Steeples

Kanye West to stand for President of the United States of America   With the world still reeling and ‘The Donald’ on the rise, Kanye West could be our only saviour.   Speaking to BBC1’s Annie Mac, the hip hop recording artist remarked:   “When I talk about the idea of being president, I’m not … Continue reading “West to Save The West”

November 9, 2016

The Triumph of Trump

by Matthew Steeples

Donald Trump has upset the apple cart and wiped the smile off the faces of the smug political elite   The world’s turned orange – The entire political apple cart has been ditched; the arrogance of the political elite has been rejected. Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States of America and … Continue reading “The Triumph of Trump”

November 7, 2016

Boycotting May

by Matthew Steeples

Theresa May finds an ally in Geoffrey Boycott; they’re welcome to one another   Theresa May appeared in India on Monday in spite of the Brexit crisis in Britain and announced she’d be welcoming high net worth individuals from that country to our shores. She mentioned nothing of the millions of aid we gave India … Continue reading “Boycotting May”

November 4, 2016

The Will of The People

by Jack Hine

New contributor and vintage memorabilia dealer Jack Hine on “The Will of the People”   Is it the will of the people to face rising inflation, which will outstrip wage increases?   Is it the will of the people to allow commerce and industry to relocate elsewhere? Many banks are leaving for New York.   … Continue reading “The Will of The People”

Mindful Miller

by Matthew Steeples

Gina Miller’s victory at the High Court yesterday was truly epic   Acres of column inches today attack Gina Miller as an “enemy of people”, a “traitor” and a “filthy remain snake”. These gutter press titles and the trolls of Twitter are wrong and we at The Steeple Times instead join those celebrating the fact … Continue reading “Mindful Miller”

October 31, 2016

Blair on Brexit

by Matthew Steeples

Tony Blair – for once in his life – speaks sense   On Monday, Tony Blair took to Facebook and posted his views on the fallout of Brexit.   In a lengthy wall post, the former Prime Minister remarked:   Not since I became politically active four decades ago, has clarity of thinking been in … Continue reading “Blair on Brexit”

Trash and Trump

by Matthew Steeples

Donald Trump attacks one of his own supporters whilst elsewhere another of his fans is charged with voting for him twice   At a rally in Kinston, North Carolina last Wednesday, a 64-year-old black Trump supporter of Donald Trump named C. J. Cary was evicted after being mistaken for a protester.   Trump, as can … Continue reading “Trash and Trump”

The Pride of Cliff

by Matthew Steeples

As Sir Cliff Richard makes his “TV comeback”, everyone appears to have forgotten the Elm Guest House   With all charges of child sex abuse in Sheffield against him rightly dropped due to a lack of evidence, Sir Cliff Richard is to make his first TV appearance in two years according to The Mirror.   … Continue reading “The Pride of Cliff”

October 29, 2016

Bye, Bye Bigots

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples eliminates the creeps from his life   A friend of mine recently became the agent for Nigel Farage. We didn’t fall out. We had, instead, a most civilised lunch at The Rib Room at the Carlton Tower and argued a bit but by the end of it, we were just as we were … Continue reading “Bye, Bye Bigots”

Fallen Stars and DikiLeaks

by Matthew Steeples

The American election campaign has sunk to new lows; it can sadly only sink lower in the coming days   Just when you thought the American election campaign couldn’t get more tawdry, it, of course, did. Here is a contest that has moved from initially laughable through worrying to utterly ridiculous and uninventable.   First, … Continue reading “Fallen Stars and DikiLeaks”

October 27, 2016

Brexit May Fail

by Matthew Steeples

Theresa May secretly caught admitting Brexit may fail the country and in doing so proves herself as nothing other than power hungry   Yesterday, The Guardian published leaked audio footage in which Theresa May warned Goldman Sachs bankers about the potential consequences of Brexit. She was especially negative.   Though this hypocritical woman now claims … Continue reading “Brexit May Fail”

October 24, 2016

Mapping Trump

by Matthew Steeples

The world according to Donald Trump (and where to watch the US elections in London)   According to the Bulgarian artist Yanko Tsvetkov, Donald Trump is an example of “a modern Icarus, Trump thinks he’s a butterfly that can cause a hurricane. The problem is he can’t fly”.   In the latest map in his … Continue reading “Mapping Trump”

October 23, 2016

Meyer’s Oar

by Matthew Steeples

Sir Christopher Meyer pompously sticks his oar in (yet again)   Sir Christopher Meyer, a pompous man who rather enjoys the sound of his own dulcet tones a little too much, penned a column for this week’s Mail on Sunday in which he endorsed Hillary Clinton’s campaign to become President of the United States of … Continue reading “Meyer’s Oar”

Everybody was Happy

by Matthew Steeples

Historic clip of Donald Trump praising Hillary Clinton surfaces   CNN have created a department to find odd statements Donald Trump made in the past and in their first release they found an especially relevant clanger reported RealtimePolitics.   In 2008, in an interview, ‘The Donald’ praised Hillary Clinton unabashedly and stated:   “Well, I … Continue reading “Everybody was Happy”

October 22, 2016

BoJo’s Decline

by Matthew Steeples

Boris Johnson reminded of the lie he presented again and again   Boris Johnson used to be a great man. He is jolly and he is intelligent and he added a welcome dose of fun to the grey world of politics. When he did an about turn and backed Brexit, however, he became a hypocrite … Continue reading “BoJo’s Decline”

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