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May 7, 2017

The Busy Borwicks

by General

Son of Kensington MP Lady Borwick’s curious connections to the people who ensured both Brexit and the election of Donald Trump revealed   On Sunday, Carole Cadwalladr of  The Observer published a lengthy and well researched article that, amongst other things, examined the connections between The Hon. Thomas Borwick – the son of the Conservative hereditary … Continue reading “The Busy Borwicks”

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”

June 8, 2015

Gillian Duffy

by General

The personification of a political swingometer

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

August 25, 2014

Boyling over

by Matthew Steeples

Frankie Boyle owes Jeremy Clarkson an apology   Frankie Boyle is a provocative yet humourless Scottish comedian who’d do well to stay north of the border. In demanding one of Britain’s favourite television presenters is sacked by the BBC, he’s truly gone too far and frankly he ought to make an apology to Jeremy Clarkson.

July 28, 2014

Well sly water

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples examines London venues charging the most for mineral water   A 500ml bottle of San Pellegrino will set you back just 63p in Tesco. At The Wellesley in Knightbridge, however, a customer, Edward Heaton, was left somewhat shocked when he got a bill of £75 for three bottles on 17th July.

April 7, 2014

Jamming Giles

by Matthew Steeples

As Annabel Giles is threatened with legal action, she tweets about raspberry jam   Media mouthpiece Annabel Giles, this morning’s Daily Mail reported, is being threatened with legal action over claims she made during the Channel 5 show The Big Benefits Row: Live. I am not surprised given that this is not the first time … Continue reading “Jamming Giles”

October 7, 2013

Ed Miliband: A true hypocrite

by Matthew Steeples

That Ed Miliband was prepared to pose with an individual who wishes to dance on Margaret Thatcher’s grave is an utter disgrace   Whilst Ed Miliband was rightly offended by the attacks upon his late father, he has brought shame upon himself in appearing in a photograph with a Labour activist wearing a T-shirt declaring … Continue reading “Ed Miliband: A true hypocrite”

October 5, 2013

Picture of the Week: ‘Shep: The Dog Who Hated Britain’

by Matthew Steeples

Amusing spoof cover mocking the ‘Daily Mail’ and their stance on Ralph Miliband   The Daily Mail has rightly come under fire this week for their unnecessarily branding the late Ralph Miliband as “hating Britain”.