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January 15, 2019

A Doughnut of a Deal

by Matthew Steeples

That Theresa May has resorted to dishing out doughnuts represents what a Dodo her deal truly is   Theresa May reportedly dished out doughnuts this morning as part of her desperate attempt to persuade MPs to back her in tonight’s Brexit deal vote.   With a large box of Krispy Kreme’s being delivered by an … Continue reading “A Doughnut of a Deal”

January 11, 2019

Bruce The Brilliant

by Matthew Steeples

Fiona Bruce shows herself to be a most worthy replacement for David Dimbleby on the BBC’s ‘Question Time’; we need more like her   Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould made for a brilliant double act on the BBC’s Fake or Fortune and now, going it alone, she’s proved her worth yet again in taking over … Continue reading “Bruce The Brilliant”

January 7, 2019

Blessed Borwick’s Back

by Matthew Steeples

Lady ‘Call Me Victoria’ Borwick makes a fool of herself on the BBC’s ‘Big Question’ as it is revealed that the MP who managed to lose the safe seat of Kensington is ludicrously seeking a comeback   Yesterday morning, Lady ‘Call Me Victoria’ Borwick nodded her head on the BBC’s The Big Questions as another … Continue reading “Blessed Borwick’s Back”

January 6, 2019

Charitable Stunt

by Matthew Steeples

James Stunt shares a surprisingly charitable video message in response to the ‘Daily Mail’s’ Alison Boshoff’s attack on his ex-wife Petra Ecclestone’s engagement to Sam Palmer reports Matthew Steeples   When, yesterday, I came across a Daily Mail article complete with a ridiculously long title that read: “Dirty rotten scoundrels who bagged Britain’s richest sisters: … Continue reading “Charitable Stunt”

December 27, 2018

Brazen Brexit Bozo Ben

by Matthew Steeples

Former granny escort boy and ‘Big Brother’ contestant Ben Duncan makes an utter twerp of himself (yet again); this supporter of the far right Traditional Britain Group is nothing but a berk   Yesterday, in a 1:20 minute video clip posted on Twitter, ‘Our Future, Our Choice’s’ chief spokesperson Femi Oluwole made an utter prat … Continue reading “Brazen Brexit Bozo Ben”

December 26, 2018

Gertrude Bell did NOT live here

by Matthew Steeples

Should there be a blue plaque in honour of the controversial explorer Gertrude Bell in Cadogan Square in spite of the fact she did not actually “live” there?   Today, in The Guardian, arts correspondent Mark Brown reported on the controversy that has arisen as a result of English Heritage deciding it appropriate to approve … Continue reading “Gertrude Bell did NOT live here”

December 25, 2018

Happy Christmas 2018

by Matthew Steeples

‘The Steeple Times’ wishes readers a very merry Christmas and hopes for better times in 2019   Without doubt, 2018 has been what Her Majesty The Queen would have called an “annus horribilis.” Aside from the shitshow that has been Theresa May’s disastrous Brexit negotiations, greats like Jim Bowen, Aretha Franklin and Baroness Trumpington died … Continue reading “Happy Christmas 2018”

December 21, 2018

Baloney and Barrymore

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests it is right that Michael Barrymore’s payout from the police is reduced from £2.4 million to a “nominal” sum and suggests ITV develops a moral compass in regard to helping him achieve a comeback   In recent days, in some quarters, there has been outrage that the “entertainer” Michael Barrymore lost the … Continue reading “Baloney and Barrymore”

December 17, 2018

A Victory for Babar

by Matthew Steeples

IFAW secure a ban on the sale of most items of ivory in the UK with the assistance of Michael Gove MP and ‘Fake or Fortune’s’ Philip Mould   Elephants love Wednesday, and so will you. Elephants remember Wednesday as if it was only Tuesday. Anthony T. Hincks, author.   Last week, the International Fund … Continue reading “A Victory for Babar”

December 16, 2018

Leave Ambulances Alone

by Matthew Steeples

Brexiteers in yellow vests shockingly take pride in blocking an ambulance from Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital on Westminster Bridge   Yesterday, Leave.EU’s official Twitter account proudly shared a video of Brexiteers in yellow vests blocking the road on Westminster Bridge.   Aside from declaring that “this is what happens when the establishment ignores the … Continue reading “Leave Ambulances Alone”

December 15, 2018

Stunt slays bin Salman

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples salutes James Stunt for taking to social media to call out the crown prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman over the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi   James Stunt is a gentleman not afraid to mince his words and now, using the power of social media, he has taken to Instagram and YouTube … Continue reading “Stunt slays bin Salman”

November 27, 2018

Creepy Cliff

by Matthew Steeples

Christian crooner Cliff Richard yet again gets given a platform to spin a yarn (or fifteen) on ‘Loose Women’ – how utterly gross   On Tuesday, Cliff Richard announced “he would rather ten sex offenders escape than one innocent man suffer” on that pillar of revoltingness that is ITV1’s Loose Women.   “Outrage” rightly ensued … Continue reading “Creepy Cliff”

November 22, 2018

Deal? What Deal?

by Matthew Steeples

Theresa May comes under attack from all sides in Parliament as Speaker Bercow calls “mostly hardline Brexiteers”   On Wednesday in Parliament, the nigh on friendless glaring vicar’s daughter Theresa MaybeNOT attempted to persuade MPs that she has managed to broker an “absolutely clear” Brexit deal.   Near to her sat Andrea ‘Loathsome’ Leadsom bizarrely … Continue reading “Deal? What Deal?”

Marvelous Melvyn

by Matthew Steeples

Veteran political heavyweight Melvyn Bragg lays into Brexit, David Cameron, Jeremy Corbyn and Sir James Dyson   In an interview in The House magazine, Lord Bragg spoke complete sense in condemning the madness of the current British political scene.   Remarks included:   “I’m looking forward to getting hold of [David Cameron’s] book, I can … Continue reading “Marvelous Melvyn”

November 21, 2018

Curious Carole

by General

Cambridge Analytic and Arron Banks investigator Carole Cadwalladr interview turned into a must listen podcast   The fascinating and shocking investigation by journalist Carole Cadwalladr has been turned into a podcast.   Publishesd in The Guardian as part of their ‘Today in Focus’ series, the 24:13 minute interview, presented by Anushka Asthana, is a must … Continue reading “Curious Carole”

November 17, 2018

The Modern Day Lady Macbeth

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples presents Theresa May for what she actually is: the modern day Lady Macbeth   Baked beans and Welsh whisky: It about sums the woman up. That woman? Theresa May.   This incompetent yet brighter than one might imagine deviant ate and drank just such in Downing Street on what frankly was her worst … Continue reading “The Modern Day Lady Macbeth”

November 14, 2018

Mad Cats

by Matthew Steeples

That a Conservative MP is bringing a bill to force drivers who hit cats to go to the police at this time is quite ludicrous   Rehman Chisthi, the Conservative MP for Gillingham and Rainham, is a man who likes to champion the most odd causes.   A Brexit enthusiast and frequently criticised for “advancing … Continue reading “Mad Cats”

November 11, 2018

We Will Remember Them

by General

The 100th anniversary of Armistice Day should be marked by remembering those that gave their lives and how lucky our generation truly is   It can be put very simply: Today, we will remember them.   #WeWillRememberThem #ArmisticeCentenary #ArmisticeDay100 #LestWeForget #RemembranceSunday #Armistice100 #RemembranceDay2018 #TheyShallNotGrowOld   ‘For The Fallen’ by Robert Laurence Binyon: With proud thanksgiving, … Continue reading “We Will Remember Them”

November 8, 2018

Hapless Harriet

by Matthew Steeples

Harriet Harman proves herself to be the dimmest politician on the planet   Harriet Harman is nothing but a dimwit. Everyone already knew that but that this Labour politician now has claimed “the wave of stabbing [in London] were a ‘black-on-black’ problem caused by aggressive rap music” just proves she’s nothing but a pillock.   … Continue reading “Hapless Harriet”

November 6, 2018

Ta Ta Theresa

by Matthew Steeples

Northern businessman offers £1 million to the Conservative Party (if they get rid of Theresa May)   Today, via The Steeple Times, a prominent Northern businessman and racehorse owner offers a gift of £1 million to the Conservative Party.   Speaking exclusively, this nonagenarian landowner commented:   “Brexit is a disgrace and has caused chaos. … Continue reading “Ta Ta Theresa”

November 3, 2018

Waitrose Wake-Up

by Matthew Steeples

Waitrose Belgravia respond to ‘The Steeple Times’s’ expose of their not selling Royal British Legion poppies and allow them into their store   After The Steeple Times reported on various high street retailers in Belgravia, Chelsea, Fulham and Knightsbridge not selling Royal British Legion poppies, our story went viral.   Shared on Twitter by countless … Continue reading “Waitrose Wake-Up”

November 2, 2018

The Blatancy of Banks

by Matthew Steeples

The National Crime Agency’s investigation into and that Theresa May stopped a previous inquiry into Arron Banks’ activities is proof that he must now be properly questioned   Arron Banks looks like the kind of a man who’d have been a bully at school. He was actually expelled from two schools – once for stealing … Continue reading “The Blatancy of Banks”

October 26, 2018

Sex & Sir Shifty

by Matthew Steeples

The naming in Parliament of Sir Philip Green is anything but surprising; he deserves to be stripped of his knighthood   Named and shamed in Parliament by Lord Hain yesterday, Sir Philip Green’s woes are deservedly intensifying.   Though we do not agree with the anti-Semitic nature of the comments on the allegations against the … Continue reading “Sex & Sir Shifty”

October 20, 2018

Welcome To The Shitshow

by Matthew Steeples

Beth Rigby makes herself a national heroine by referencing the word “shitshow” live on Sky News   Kay Burley is famous for making Peter Andre cry on Sky News. Martin Brunt is famous for making Brenda Leyland kill herself as the result of door-stepping her for Sky News. Now, Beth Rigby has ‘bigged-up’ the situation … Continue reading “Welcome To The Shitshow”

October 15, 2018

Blind Brexit

by Matthew Steeples

Boris Johnson pictured wheeling Theresa May around Chelsea in a wheel barrow whilst elsewhere the pair of them make themselves known in a phone box   Spotted in Chelsea on Sunday. No comment required.   Facebook: @TheSteepleTimes Instagram: @TheSteepleTimes Twitter: @SteepleTimes  

October 14, 2018

Fabulous Felicity

by Matthew Steeples

Felicity Kendal is quite right to criticise the stupidity of the #MeToo movement   A regular at the sadly now closed La Brasserie in South Kensington and a campaigner against the dreadful family wishing to evict the Chelsea houseboat residents, Felicity Kendal has also spoken sense in criticising the #MeToo movement.   In comments to … Continue reading “Fabulous Felicity”

October 2, 2018

Lost Opportunities

by Matthew Steeples

Philip Hammond’s lost an “opportunity” with his speech to the Tory Party Conference but Jacob Rees-Mogg simply got snapped with a body snatcher   Yesterday in ‘Brum,’ Philip Hammond attempted to rouse the Conservative Party’s answer to Justin Bieber’s groupies with a speech about “opportunity.”   Whilst half the assembled audience looked like they were … Continue reading “Lost Opportunities”

September 20, 2018

Trounced Theresa

by Matthew Steeples

Where will Theresa May be by Christmas? Dancing on Ice?   As Theresa May faces yet more humiliation in Brussels, one actually has to start feeling a little sorry for her.   Plainly stuck between a rock and a hard place, this weak woman cannot please anyone. With Brexiteers such as Sir Mike Penning deeming … Continue reading “Trounced Theresa”

September 13, 2018

Brexit Blues

by Matthew Steeples

Iain Duncan Smith, Peter Bone, Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg captured looking exasperated; an exact reflection on their beloved Brexit   Summing up the mood of the nation in relation to the blessed mess that is Brexit, this photograph features the most unlikely foursome.   Looking worn out and exasperated and pictured with a ridiculously … Continue reading “Brexit Blues”

September 7, 2018

Beastly Boris

by Matthew Steeples

Boris Johnson’s timing of divorce announcement simply confirms that all he cares about is power; he is however the Michael Heseltine of our generation   In 2014, Boris Johnson claimed that “the public don’t care about his extra-marital affairs.” Well, plainly though that may or may not have been case, this devious chameleon-like politician’s wife, … Continue reading “Beastly Boris”

September 4, 2018

Petition – Axe Loose Women

by General

Matthew Steeples launches a Change.org petition calling on ITV1 to ‘Axe Loose Women’ in the wake of the tawdry show’s latest scandal   Further to his article yesterday suggesting ITV1 cease airing their tasteless daytime chat show Loose Women, Matthew Steeples started a Change.org petition calling on the channel to action just such.   Justifying … Continue reading “Petition – Axe Loose Women”

August 30, 2018

Borwick is Back

by Matthew Steeples

Former Kensington MP Lady Borwick returns to the fray and is branded a #FearlessPillarOfTheCommunity in spite of her bizarre comments linking the Grenfell Tower tragedy and gangs   “Triple dipper” – branded as such because at one time she was paid nearly £100,000 of public money per year as a councillor, Member of Parliament and … Continue reading “Borwick is Back”

August 21, 2018

#GetMohamedAJob

by Matthew Steeples

Refugee Mohamed Elbarkey could not get a job; he did not give up and took enterprising action to try to get work   Mohamed Elbarkey came to Britain as a refugee from Libya. He worked hard and got degrees from the University of Southampton and University College London yet still could not get a job … Continue reading “#GetMohamedAJob”

August 14, 2018

Terrorising Theresa

by Matthew Steeples

This morning’s incident at Westminster should act as a reminder that Theresa May’s cuts to policing are utterly wrong and should be reversed   Whatever occurred this morning in Westminster provides proof of one thing for certain and that is that the Metropolitan Police acted quickly and with the upmost efficiency.   Whether a terrorist … Continue reading “Terrorising Theresa”

July 24, 2018

The Mugging of Meyer

by Matthew Steeples

‘Red socked fop’ Sir Christopher Meyer’s “mugging” was supposedly just “a fall”   Sir Christopher Meyer was allegedly “attacked” at Victoria Station on 11th July and a great fuss ensued. The media – encouraged by this opinionated former ambassador’s “Chanel clad” wife (and BFF of Theresa May) – printed stories of how he was “beaten” … Continue reading “The Mugging of Meyer”

April 26, 2018

Not So Bright

by Matthew Steeples

‘Titanic of a PR’ Clarence Mitchell moves on from a series of toxic clients and becomes spokesman for Cambridge Analytica   The name ‘Clarence’ is of Latin origin and has the meaning “bright.” In the case of a PR man named Clarence Mitchell, however, whether this truly applies has once again been left open to … Continue reading “Not So Bright”

March 4, 2018

Brexit and the Beeb

by Matthew Steeples

“Cherry picking” Theresa May ridiculously boasts that people living in the EU will still be able to watch the BBC post-Brexit; she’d do better to stick to galumphing through wheat fields   Perched on a rickety old chair, Theresa May appeared on this morning’s The Andrew Marr Show on BBC One.   Sporting a surprisingly … Continue reading “Brexit and the Beeb”

February 26, 2018

Toynbee Turns

by Matthew Steeples

Left-wing firebrand Polly Toynbee does an about turn and brands government in Britain today worse than under her arch-enemy Thatcher in the 1980s   Polly Toynbee was always amongst the loudest voices of the left in Britain. She has been known to rant and rave in support of atheism, the SDP and unilateral nuclear disarmament … Continue reading “Toynbee Turns”

February 24, 2018

Hero of the Hour – Stormzy

by Matthew Steeples

Grime and hip hop artist Stormzy should be saluted for using his fame to do good; the vile harpy Amanda Platell owes him an apology   Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr. – better known by his stage name Stormzy – used his fifteen minutes of fame after winning the best album and the best … Continue reading “Hero of the Hour – Stormzy”

February 21, 2018

There’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

by Matthew Steeples

Further revelations emerge about lunch-loving Councillor Robert Davis’ closeness to property developers   Yesterday, after we revealed details of councillor Robert Davis’ penchant for free lunches in London’s best restaurants, further details of him doing the rounds emerged. Aside from the 514 declared in the last three years, it can now be confirmed that this … Continue reading “There’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch”

February 15, 2018

Menendez Reunited

by Matthew Steeples

Brothers and victims of parental abuse Erik and Lyle Menendez to be rightly reunited in prison after 22 years apart   Last autumn’s Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders brought renewed interest in the case of Erik and Lyle Menendez, two brothers jailed for life without parole in 1996 for the murder of … Continue reading “Menendez Reunited”

February 14, 2018

Ketamine Katie Goes Crazy

by Matthew Steeples

Katie Hopkins is wrong to attack the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy and Meghan Markle also   Here at The Steeple Times we have mixed opinions about Katie Hopkins. Yes, she’s acerbic and yes she comes out with some pretty batshit crazy remarks but in truth, her motivation is simply money.   Yesterday, however, … Continue reading “Ketamine Katie Goes Crazy”

February 7, 2018

Who’s NOT going on The Grand Tour?

by Matthew Steeples

Observations on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s failure to overturn the warrant for his arrest   Stuck with a cat adorned with a tie and visited, presumably for intimate relations, regularly by Pamela Assange, Julian Assange had hoped a hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday would result in him treading the pavements of Knightsbridge for … Continue reading “Who’s NOT going on The Grand Tour?”

February 5, 2018

No Faith in Theresa

by Matthew Steeples

Theresa May has a perfect right to go to church but why can’t she worship privately?   Week after week, every Sunday, Theresa May appears outside her local church. She is photographed with her garden gnome-like husband and often even a dog.   That Britain’s most incompetent leader ever chooses to believe in the Anglican … Continue reading “No Faith in Theresa”

December 30, 2017

Theresa May(be) NOT

by Matthew Steeples

Lord Adonis’ resignation should signal the end for Theresa May’s sorry excuse for a government   Theresa May – a friend of amongst other luminaries as Gerry and Kate McCann and Sir Christopher and Lady Meyer – has done it again. In quitting his post today, Lord Adonis spelled out exactly what is wrong with … Continue reading “Theresa May(be) NOT”

December 29, 2017

Reward Offered – Martin Allen

by Matthew Steeples

James Stunt offers a £50,000 reward via ‘The Steeple Times’ for information leading to the conviction of the abductors of Martin Allen   Fifteen year old Martin Allen disappeared on 5th November 1979. He was allegedly last seen at Gloucester Road underground station but no body has ever been found. His parents, Tom and Eileen, … Continue reading “Reward Offered – Martin Allen”

December 18, 2017

Facebook Fail First

by Matthew Steeples

As Twitter suspend Jayda Fransen, Paul Golding and Britain First’s accounts, Facebook have shamefully done nothing to stop them and the likes of Viscount St Davids continuing to spread hate   Britain First have 1.95 million followers on Facebook whilst the hate group’s deputy, Jayda Fransen, has 236,500 and its leader, Paul Golding, has 202,000. … Continue reading “Facebook Fail First”

December 14, 2017

The Twelve Disciples

by Matthew Steeples

Twelve Conservatives show themselves as heroes of the hour by voting against Theresa May on Brexit   Yesterday, twelve decent Tory MPs stood up to the worst Prime Minister in history and effectively ensured the Commons has to vote for a “meaningful” vote over any Brexit deal with the EU.   They are:   Dominic … Continue reading “The Twelve Disciples”

November 29, 2017

Sisters in Shock

by Matthew Steeples

Jack Monroe’s analysis of Katie Hopkins’s supposed “sacking” by the ‘Mail Online’ illustrates just one thing: The pair are actually virtually the same and simply ‘Sisters in Shock’   Yesterday, in a column for The Guardian, the self-opinionated, self-serving know-all Jack Monroe (sometimes a woman, sometimes ‘Gender X’ and sometimes no gender at all) shared … Continue reading “Sisters in Shock”

November 17, 2017

Rotten Rolf Still Rotten

by Matthew Steeples

As the majority of the convictions of Rolf Harris are upheld, one of his unhinged supporters, Lizzie Cornish, launches into yet another of her tirades   Yesterday at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, a man labeled a “disgusting creature” by one of his victims, Rolf Harris, failed in his attempt to overturn eleven … Continue reading “Rotten Rolf Still Rotten”

November 15, 2017

Whacking Out The Wheat

by Matthew Steeples

Upto 20 sensible Conservative MPs are set to rebel against ‘Wheat Field Wanderer’ Theresa May over her plans to enshrine the date of Brexit in law   This morning The Telegraph revealed upto twenty Conservative MPs are set to do the right thing. Unsurprisingly deemed “Brexit mutineers” by the paper, this diverse group “have informed … Continue reading “Whacking Out The Wheat”

November 10, 2017

Exposing Traditional Britain

by Matthew Steeples

After far-right Traditional Britain Group is exposed in an ITV documentary, oddball founder and ex-jailbird Gregory Lauder-Frost responds   Last night ITV screened an hour long documentary that “examined the resurgence of the far right in Britain; its expansion on and use of the Internet and social media; the internationalization of the far right with … Continue reading “Exposing Traditional Britain”

November 8, 2017

Advancing K&C

by Matthew Steeples

Annabel Mullin launches a bold new political movement in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea in the wake of the council’s incompetence being exposed in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy   This evening, at a public meeting in Kensington, former Liberal Democrat candidate Annabel Mullin will bring together “a diverse group of … Continue reading “Advancing K&C”

October 29, 2017

Pleading for Police

by Matthew Steeples

London set to see number of police stations reduced from 149 in 2010 to just 32 by 2020; we urge readers to support a petition to stop this   In 2010, London had 149 police stations; there are now just 73 and if Conservative plans go ahead there’ll be just 32 – or one per … Continue reading “Pleading for Police”

October 28, 2017

Shoeing Out Theresa

by Matthew Steeples

Why did the BBC waste fifteen minutes discussing Theresa May’s footwear? The nation would be a better place if she was simply shoed out   This morning on BBC One’s breakfast show, the hosts spent twenty minutes discussing the inane matter of another programme showing a shot of Theresa May’s shoes.   Given the ‘Imelda … Continue reading “Shoeing Out Theresa”

October 1, 2017

Madness in Madagascar

by Sarah Tucker

Author and travel writer Sarah Tucker visits Madagascar and laments its future   Every year I’m sent press releases that tell me I should visit a place before it loses what makes it special. Vienna, the Maldives and Istanbul have all been on the “go before they go” itinerary, but Madagascar had never been one … Continue reading “Madness in Madagascar”

September 30, 2017

Commie Ferraris

by Matthew Steeples

Protestors descend on H.R. Owen Ferrari dealership in South Kensington screaming: “Kill the Rich!”   On Saturday afternoon a bunch of protestors held a protest outside the Brompton Road Ferrari dealership H.R. Owen.   Seemingly something to do with rights for cleaners, the assembled ragbag waved Communist flags and shouted: “Kill the rich!” and “Fight … Continue reading “Commie Ferraris”

September 29, 2017

A Missing Mockery

by Matthew Steeples

As a further £154,000 is handed to the police, is it right that £11 million has been allocated to searching for Madeleine McCann whilst the searches for other missing people get little to nothing?   A child supposedly disappears every five minutes in the UK yet the only instance the media ever focus on is … Continue reading “A Missing Mockery”

September 11, 2017

Bugger All Bernard

by Matthew Steeples

Naturist politician Bernard Jenkin MP shows himself to be the ‘Buggerallmoney’ of the Brexit generation   “When Brexit happens there will be lots more money for everyone” crowed Bernard Jenkin on Monday morning’s All Out Politics with Adam Boulton on Sky News.   “The UK’s best known naturist” and Tory politician continued: “We’ll have far … Continue reading “Bugger All Bernard”

September 10, 2017

Martin Gets Madder

by Matthew Steeples

Convicted former pharmaceuticals executive Martin Shkreli offers a bounty for Hillary Clinton’s hair and threatens to smash up a £1.5 million work by the Wu-Tang Clan   Martin Shkreli is getting madder and madder. Convicted of securities fraud in August and awaiting sentencing, the troubled former drug company executive took to Facebook on 4th September … Continue reading “Martin Gets Madder”

August 30, 2017

Theresa Bucket

by Matthew Steeples

Prime Minister May has morphed into Hyacinth Bucket   Hyacinth Bucket wanted to be renowned for her ‘candlelit suppers’ but now that Theresa May – whose fashion style is sadly led by the equally ghastly Lady Meyer – is hosting ‘prosecco parties’ at Chequers, it seems she’s headed the same way.   Desperate to retain … Continue reading “Theresa Bucket”

August 16, 2017

Word of the Week – Woebegone

by Matthew Steeples

After ‘Vanity Fair’ use ‘woebegone’ in the context of ‘Donald Trump’, Matthew Steeples examines that word’s origins   On Wednesday morning, in their daily ‘The Hive’ email to subscribers, Vanity Fair referenced Donald Trump as an ‘ole woebegone’.   Not having heard ‘woebegone’ used in many a year and now realising how appropriate it is … Continue reading “Word of the Week – Woebegone”

August 5, 2017

Banishing Buy to Leave

by Matthew Steeples

It’s no longer ‘buy to live’, it’s no longer ‘buy to let’, all bemoan the disgraceful era of ‘buy to leave’ – especially those living in RBK&C   This morning in The Guardian, novelist Vanessa Lafaye explained why she was packing up being a ‘buy to let’ property owner whilst three days ago the very … Continue reading “Banishing Buy to Leave”

Trendifying Theresa

by Matthew Steeples

George Freeman MP denies he wants to create a Tory version of Glastonbury; imagining Theresa May boozing with Liam Gallagher definitely would be hard   Theresa May, Dizzee Rascal and Liam Gallagher would certainly make for unlikely bedfellows but now a Conservative MP, George Freeman, wishes to replicate Jeremy Corbyn’s success in such company at … Continue reading “Trendifying Theresa”

August 4, 2017

Greed and Grenfell

by Matthew Steeples

Grenfell Tower residents let down by RBK&C whilst properties rented for them stand empty in Chelsea also   This morning The Mirror’s James O’Brien reported on how former residents of the Grenfell Tower will likely be “decanted” to make way to “replace [their] homes with more expensive properties.”   He is entirely right to highlight … Continue reading “Greed and Grenfell”

July 23, 2017

Enough is Enough

by Matthew Steeples

Funding for the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann must cease; £11 million spent with no result is evidence that enough is enough   Over £11 million has been spent in relation to the search for Madeleine McCann since the then 3-year old disappeared on 3rd May 2007. The result? Absolutely no progress and … Continue reading “Enough is Enough”

July 21, 2017

The Sound of Theresa

by Matthew Steeples

In taking three weeks off for a holiday with her ‘Garden Gnome’ hubby, Theresa May has shown where her priorities lie   Whilst orchestrating the most appallingly run election campaign in recent history, Theresa May waxed lyrical about her naughty moments wandering in wheat fields. Now, our Prime Minister, at a time when most would … Continue reading “The Sound of Theresa”

July 19, 2017

The Failings of Facebook

by Matthew Steeples

In appointing ex-Uber PR executive Rachel Whetstone as their VP of communications Facebook once again shows itself to be out of touch with what the future requires   To the majority of the public Facebook is simply a social network where they share their lives with their friends, but, in fact, this for-profit business with … Continue reading “The Failings of Facebook”

July 17, 2017

Removing Ralph

by Matthew Steeples

Ralph Lauren are latest to board-up shop in Fulham Road, London   In April, Ralph Lauren shut their flagship Polo store in Fifth Avenue and now they’ve closed one of their two stores on London’s Fulham Road too.   Whilst the reasoning for closing the Chelsea outlet of Ralph Lauren Kids is unknown, the firm … Continue reading “Removing Ralph”

July 14, 2017

From Gilet to Jail

by Matthew Steeples

Bankrupt bigot baron Viscount St Davids jailed for 12 weeks and slapped with a restraining order for 5 years; it is time that the anti-social side element of social media is properly dealt with   Yesterday, at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, a bigoted racist aristocrat with an obsession for being called anything but Mister was jailed … Continue reading “From Gilet to Jail”

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 30, 2017

Pitying Petra

by Matthew Steeples

A reminder of what Petra (Ecclestone) Stunt had to say about her husband back in 2014   In August 2014, Petra Stunt – a woman who’d probably now prefer once again to be called Petra Ecclestone – wrote to The Steeple Times to share her displeasure about an article we’d published.   Mrs Stunt, aside … Continue reading “Pitying Petra”

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…

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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”

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