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PRESENTERS AND POLITICOS

The decision makers and the narrators

May 31, 2017

Sharon Hodgson MP

by General

Despite being Shadow Minister for Public Health and claiming to be a campaigner to improve children’s diets, Labour’s ‘jolly giant’ Sharon Hodgson is a big fan of kebabs. This Geordie ex-payroll clerk once claimed she’d rescue her handbag if her house were on fire, remarked: “Labour is teetering on the edge of political irrelevance” in … Continue reading “Sharon Hodgson MP”

January 19, 2017

Betsy DeVos (née Elisabeth Prince)

by Matthew Steeples

Appointed Secretary of Education by 45th President of United States of America Donald Trump, mother of four Betsy DeVos has no degree, no teaching experience, never attended university and believes in only Christian-based education. The daughter of a billionaire industrialist and the sister of the founder of the disgraced private military company Blackwater (that was … Continue reading “Betsy DeVos (née Elisabeth Prince)”

December 27, 2015

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Ashdown GCMG, CH, KBE, PC (better known as Paddy Ashdown)

by General

Fern Briton described him as: “The greatest Prime Minister this country never had” in December 2015 and though he’ll be forever remembered for the unfortunate moniker “Paddy Pantsdown”, Lord Ashdown truly ought to be lauded for his courageous attempts to save lives during the 1991 – 2001 Balkans conflict.

October 10, 2015

Diane Sawyer (born Lila Diane Sawyer)

by General

A former member of President Nixon’s White House staff turned acclaimed television journalist, Diane Sawyer was born in Glasgow, Kentucky.

July 14, 2015

Ashley Mote

by General

Having claimed that “five years in the EU lunatic asylum showed me that EU corruption was truly out of control”, former UKIP MEP and immigrant hater Ashley Mote was jailed for five years in July 2015 after being convicted for fraudulently claiming some £500,000 in European Parliament expenses.

June 5, 2015

Christine Walkden

by General

Christine Walkden describes herself as a “gardener, horticulturist, plantswoman, lecturer, trainer, garden centre advisor, tour leader and guide, broadcaster, writer and photographer”.

May 24, 2015

Mhairi Black MP

by General

“Baby of the House” Mhairi Black is the youngest MP since 1880. She is a lesbian, Bible reader and supporter of Partick Thistle Football Club.

February 23, 2015

Jack Duffin

by General

Hillingdon based Jack Duffin was selected to stand as UKIP’s candidate in Uxbridge and South Ruislip in the May 2015 General Election.

February 22, 2015

Daniel Topolski (1945 – 2015)

by General

The Oxford educated son of the acclaimed painter Felix Topolski, Daniel Topolski was a champion rower and rowing coach.

January 27, 2015

Julia Hartley-Brewer

by General

Direct to her core, Birmingham born journalist and broadcaster Julia Hartley-Brewer tweeted: “I know absolutely nothing about the Greek elections. There, I said it. Any other pundits want to admit it too?” to her 24,000 followers in January 2015.

November 2, 2014

Dr Hyacinth Morgan (1885 – 1956)

by General

Twice a Labour Member of Parliament (1929 – 1931 and 1940 – 1955) and bizarrely sharing a Christian name with television’s Mrs Bucket, Dr Hyacinth Morgan was a doctor and Labour politician

September 22, 2014

Kate Williams

by General

Oxford educated Kate Williams is an expert on royal history. A television presenter and author, Williams has over 10,000 followers on Twitter and has been described as “an outstanding talent” by Matthew D’Ancona. She is based in London and her works include The Pleasures of Men, Becoming Queen and England’s Mistress.  

July 30, 2014

Jon Favreau (AKA “Favs” Favreau)

by Matthew Steeples

At just 27, this this Winchester, Massachusetts born, die-hard Democrat became the second youngest ever head presidential speechwriter ever

July 28, 2014

Matt Forde

by Matthew Steeples

“Who the f*ck is Matt Forde?” – allegedly the words of Noel Gallagher – are the first thing one encounters on accessing the website of this comedian and one time political advisor to the Labour Party. Nottingham born and the son of a former nun, Forde’s Twitter handles reads: “A talentless liar, a shameless sycophantic … Continue reading “Matt Forde”

June 1, 2014

Anna Soubry MP

by Matthew Steeples

In discussion with UKIP’s Nigel Farage MEP in June 2014, “lighthearted” Soubry suggested that some people who raise concerns about immigration are “frankly racist”. Immediately disowned by Downing Street, this former television presenter turned Conservative politician is a single mother of two children and a supporter of the legalisation of cannabis. In December 2013, she … Continue reading “Anna Soubry MP”

December 18, 2013

Gavin Newsom

by Matthew Steeples

The 49th Lieutenant Governor of California was previously the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco. Dyslexic and twice married, Newsom created PlumpJack Associates L.P. in 1991 with the backing of Gordon Getty and has over 1.2 million followers on Twitter. Well known for having directed San Francisco’s city-county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, … Continue reading “Gavin Newsom”

November 20, 2013

Sir Bernard Ingham

by Matthew Steeples

Margaret Thatcher’s former spin doctor is as well known for his eyebrows as his outspoken remarks. In November 2013, this Yorkshireman commented that Northerners who refused to vote Conservative conveyed an “image of bovine stupidity” and has previously derided Scottish nationalists as being “as greedy as sin”. He believes that the Hillsborough disaster was caused … Continue reading “Sir Bernard Ingham”

August 22, 2013

Stella Creasy MP

by Matthew Steeples

This rising star of the Labour Party entered the House of Commons in May 2010. Nicknamed “St. Ella” and referred to as “Labour’s most interesting Member of Parliament” by ConservativeHome, Creasy is widely tipped as a future leader and lauded for valiantly standing up to the “morons” who attacked her on Twitter. A Cambridge and … Continue reading “Stella Creasy MP”

July 30, 2013

Paul Staines (AKA Guido Fawkes)

by Matthew Steeples

This “relentlessly mocking” Irish right-wing blogger is the editor of the UK’s most read political blog and operates with a guiding force of: “Fuck with me, and I fuck with you”. Staines has variously worked for political parties, as a professional blackjack player, a futures broker, a bond dealer and a hedge fund manager and even … Continue reading “Paul Staines (AKA Guido Fawkes)”

May 24, 2013

The Rt. Hon. The Lady Garden of Frognal

by Matthew Steeples

It’s quite simple. With a name like hers, this Oxford educated Liberal Democrat peer ought to be made the President of the Royal Horticultural Society.

May 10, 2013

Martha Kearney

by Matthew Steeples

This “avid bee-keeper” is the main presenter of BBC Radio 4’s World At One. When interviewed by The Guardian in 2011, Oxford educated Kearney stated: “I wouldn’t think of myself as a Loose Woman”. We’re glad to hear it. This voice of reason is indeed far from that.

May 9, 2013

Giulio Andreotti (1919 – 2013)

by Matthew Steeples

“He condensed good and evil. An extraordinary personality” was Pier Ferdinando Casini, head of the Italian centrist Democratic Center Union party’s description of this seven times Prime Minister of Italy. Andreotti was given many nicknames by his detractors. Amongst them were the monikers of Beelzebub, The Hunchbank, The Black Pope and Divo Giulio (after Julius … Continue reading “Giulio Andreotti (1919 – 2013)”

May 5, 2013

Brian Coleman

by Matthew Steeples

“Nice to see ya. Are you alright?” was this Independent Conservative’s answer when he was asked about his inappropriate behaviour outside a court. “He grabbed my arse” was the response of his victim. A former Mayor of Barnet, Coleman, who was expelled from the Conservative Party in October 2012, was fined £270 after pleading guilty … Continue reading “Brian Coleman”

March 15, 2013

Kathy Clugston

by Matthew Steeples

Belfast born Clugston is known as “The Posh Radio 4 Lady” or “The PR4L” and is BBC Radio 4’s continuity announcer. This witty lady’s voice is familiar to millions as a result of this but she’s also the female Irish voice for TomTom satellite navigation systems and the creator of the “Radio4minus1letter” Twitter based game. … Continue reading “Kathy Clugston”

March 9, 2013

Barbara Walters

by Matthew Steeples

This dynamic American television personality and author was one of the first women to work in “hard news” and is best known for having hosted the Today show, the ABC Evening News, The View and 20/20. She grew up “in awe” of the famous people her father, a Broadway producer and nightclub owner, introduced her … Continue reading “Barbara Walters”

January 31, 2013

Clare Balding

by Matthew Steeples

She’s been named the “most fascinating person in the public eye” by Tatler and a “21st century role model” by The Telegraph. This superb TV presenter and journalist is also a retired amateur jockey, has beaten thyroid cancer and is in a civil partnership with Alice Arnold, the BBC Radio 4 continuity announcer.

July 4, 2012

The Rt. Hon. Margaret Hodge MBE MP (also known as Lady Hodge)

by Matthew Steeples

This former Minister for Children is not without controversy. She’s criticised the Proms for not being inclusive enough and instead rates Coronation Street. In 2004, she was named as the winner of the Big Brother Award as the “Worst Public Servant” for her backing of the Universal Child Database. In the same year, a Fathers … Continue reading “The Rt. Hon. Margaret Hodge MBE MP (also known as Lady Hodge)”

June 15, 2012

Dan Penteado

by Matthew Steeples

This Watchdog and Rogue Traders television presenter stands accused of being a cheat himself. He claims the £24,000 benefits fraud he stands accused of is simply a “misunderstanding” but plainly others take a different view.

June 9, 2012

Esther McVey MP

by Matthew Steeples

An ambitious yet charming Liverpudlian television presenter who is now the Conservative Member of Parliament for Wirral West. Her family business is in demolition and for some eight months she was involved in her friend Kate McCann’s Madeleine McCann Fund.

May 25, 2012

The Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP

by General

She called the Conservative Party the “Nasty Party” in a speech in 2002 and now Theresa May makes for a pretty nasty Prime Minister herself. Gaffe prone May failed to appeal to the police in May 2012 when they heckled her at the Police Federation conference and was too busy hosting a party with Lady … Continue reading “The Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP”

May 20, 2012

The Rt. Hon. Gregory Barker (AKA “Greg Barker”)

by Matthew Steeples

Gregory Barker worked for Roman Abramovich at the Sibneft Oil Group and as Energy Minister, took his daschund, Otto, to work at the Houses of Parliament. A Conservative Member of Parliament between 2001 and 2015, Barker lives between Notting Hill and Sussex and is widely cited as the architect of David Cameron’s “green conservatism”.  

May 13, 2012

Nicholas “Nick” Witchell

by Matthew Steeples

This newscaster and royal correspondent reports for the BBC daily. He’s lesser known these days for having sat on a lesbian protestor who invaded his studio in 1988 and for having written a book, The Loch Ness Story, in which he declares his belief in the existence of the creature to be “quite unshakeable.” There’s … Continue reading “Nicholas “Nick” Witchell”

John Simpson CBE

by Matthew Steeples

A Chelsea resident who travels the globe reporting from all manner of war zones. He’s avoided bullets in Tiananmen Square and was punched in the stomach by Harold Wilson on his first day working at the BBC. He freely admits to having had tried hallucinogenic drugs. One resulting hallucination consisted of a 6ft goldfish in … Continue reading “John Simpson CBE”

May 11, 2012

Terry Venables

by Matthew Steeples

“El Tel” is best known as a footballer manager but he’s a man of many talents. Few know that this national team manager of England (1994 to 1996) also co-authored four novels with Gordon Williams and was the co-creator of the ITV detective series Hazell. A Chelsea resident, he’s often to be found at Motcomb’s, … Continue reading “Terry Venables”

April 29, 2012

Sir David Frost, Kt., OBE (1939 – 2013)

by Matthew Steeples

Married to the daughter of the 17th Duke of Norfolk, Lady Carina Fitzalan-Howard, Sir David Frost was the only person to have interviewed eight serving British Prime Ministers and seven US presidents in office.

April 28, 2012

Lizo Mzimba

by Matthew Steeples

As the presenter of CBBC’s Newsround for ten years from 1998 to 2008, he became a favourite of children throughout the land. As the Entertainment Correspondent for BBC News, now, and in between jetting around the globe in search of celebrity news, he’s often to be found enjoying a tipple or two at Bart’s, Maggie’s … Continue reading “Lizo Mzimba”

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