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September 17, 2018

Bollocks to Brexit

by Matthew Steeples

As Pimlico Plumbers’ founder sticks up a ‘Bollocks to Brexit’ sign on his headquarters and Gina Miller launches ‘End The Chaos!’, The Steeple Times predicts Brexit will NOT actually happen   Charlie Mullins, founder of Pimlico Plumbers, is well-known for having supported Gina Miller’s successful Article 50 case at The Supreme Court.   Now, in … Continue reading “Bollocks to Brexit”

September 15, 2018

Thanks Alexa

by Matthew Steeples

Alexa Chung transitions from “fashion genius” to “fashion designer” and shares her views on Googling and airports; Matthew Steeples asks: “Who’d want to miss such important news?”   Is there nothing that the ‘Queen of Instagram’ (with her 3.1 million followers) Alexa Chung cannot master? This “phenomenon,”  “starlet” and “human” (that’s her very own description … Continue reading “Thanks Alexa”

September 12, 2018

An Almighty Allsopp

by Matthew Steeples

Is the fuss over Kirstie Allsopp smashing up her children’s iPads justified? Or was it actually a very clever publicity stunt on her part?   On Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine show on Monday, one of the panel, The Hon. Kirstie Allsopp, shared that she’d smashed up her children’s iPads because they weren’t using them responsibly. … Continue reading “An Almighty Allsopp”

September 10, 2018

A Rental Ruin

by Matthew Steeples

Chelsea estate agent optimistically markets an £850 per week house with unpainted walls and an exposed gas meter by announcing: “It does have a new boiler”   Other than the legendary Roy Brooks, the only honest man in his game, estate agents will be optimistic about just about anything. A bit of damp: “no problem”; … Continue reading “A Rental Ruin”

Bagging Beckham

by Matthew Steeples

As Victoria Beckham embraces being a ‘bag lady,’  one could argue she’d simply do best to keep her head inside for good   On the surface, Victoria Beckham has it all: Fame, fortune and friends. In spite of this, this pop princess turned fashion fiesta never smiles and frankly seems as miserable as sin.   … Continue reading “Bagging Beckham”

The Gamble of Greig

by Matthew Steeples

Will  ‘more toff than tough’ Geordie Greig take the ‘Daily Mail’ into the realm of rational? Matthew Steeples suggests that’s as likely as Jacob Rees-Mogg donning a Kappa tracksuit and dancing a jig with Diane Abbott   Yesterday, in an opinion piece for The Guardian, Jane Martinson claimed new editor of the Daily Mail Geordie … Continue reading “The Gamble of Greig”

September 9, 2018

Revolving Friends

by Matthew Steeples

Friendship is a ‘revolving door’ suggests Matthew Steeples; embrace the unknown   One’s life, in terms of those we become acquainted with, is much like a revolving door. It is a door that operates at varying speeds dependent on some coming and staying and others coming and going more quickly than others. Sometimes, even, this … Continue reading “Revolving Friends”

September 8, 2018

A Pricey Doer-Upper

by Matthew Steeples

Derelict Uncle Monty-esque farmhouse in the countryside of the Lake District National Park World Heritage Site for sale for a staggering sum   Described as “one of the most stunning sites in the Lake District National Park” by selling agents Michael C. L.  Hodgson, the Hard Crag farmstead above High Brow Edge at Backbarrow in … Continue reading “A Pricey Doer-Upper”

September 7, 2018

Mott 32 to open in Las Vegas

by Fabio Contissa

Iconic Hong Kong Restaurant Mott 32 set to open in Las Vegas reports new contributor Fabio Contissa   An iconic Hong Kong restaurant chain is set to unveil its first eatery in the United States this winter, with Las Vegas selected as the home of Mott 32’s U.S. outpost. The Venetian Resort on the Las … Continue reading “Mott 32 to open in Las Vegas”

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

Rule, Britannia!

by Matthew Steeples

“Famously haunted” Chelsea townhouse once home to ‘Rule, Britannia!’ and ‘A-Hunting We Will Go’ composer Thomas Arne and later Shakespearean actress Dame Ellen Terry for sale   A Grade II* listed Georgian house on Kings Road in Chelsea, London that has gone on sale comes with links to not only the composer Thomas Arne (1710 … Continue reading “Rule, Britannia!”

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”

September 3, 2018

Lose the Loose

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests enough is enough after ‘Loose Women’s’ latest scandal; ITV should scrap this repugnantly gross TV show   I’ve always thought Loose Women to be nothing but gross – and in fact have even suggested there should be a male counterpoint titled Misogynist Men. Featuring an ageing bunch of blabbermouths, this lunchtime ‘chat … Continue reading “Lose the Loose”

August 27, 2018

Oliver Ouboter – What’s on your mantelpiece?

by General

A 20-question interview with Oliver Ouboter; the co-founder of the imminently launching innovative Swiss ‘bubble car’ – the Microlino   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? Passion.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? Just do it! (Thanks Nike).   Kerry … Continue reading “Oliver Ouboter – What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Affair That Never Was

by Matthew Steeples

As the Mail Online makes yet another balls-up, The Steeple Times suggests that Lord Rothermere hire a decent copy checker   As was the case with the amazing yet surprisingly true story of The Man Who Never Was and his affair with the woman who ultimately became the inspiration for Ian Fleming’s Bond character Miss … Continue reading “The Affair That Never Was”

August 26, 2018

Put A Helmet On

by Matthew Steeples

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas is right to demand all cyclists be forced to wear helmets   Yesterday, in an interview in the Sunday Times Magazine, this year’s winner of the Tour de France spoke great sense and suggested cyclists be forced to wear helmets.   In comments, Geraint Thomas remarked:   “I would … Continue reading “Put A Helmet On”

Watery Child Labour

by Matthew Steeples

Advert for a Quooker boiling-water tap featuring a child in pyjamas using it was plainly the choice of a deranged marketing executive   Priced at between £1,150 and £1,600 depending on specification, a Quooker boiling-water tap with a flexible pull-out hose is anything but cheap but an advert for it, also, is anything but appropriate. … Continue reading “Watery Child Labour”

August 24, 2018

Haaz Sleiman – What’s on your mantelpiece?

by General

A 20-question interview with Lebanese-American actor Haaz Sleiman; he has starred in ‘24’, ‘ER’, ‘Killing Jesus’, ‘NCIS’, ‘Nurse Jackie’ and ‘Person of Interest’   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Love.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? “If you can’t … Continue reading “Haaz Sleiman – What’s on your mantelpiece?”

August 25, 2018

A Chummy Tourer

by Matthew Steeples

Dinky 1925 Austin Seven ‘Chummy’ Tourer to be sold at Bonhams’ Beaulieu sale for less than it cost to buy and restore   A delightful little 1925 Austin Seven – known rather endearingly as a ‘Chummy’ Tourer – is to be sold at the Bonhams Beaulieu sale in Hampshire on 1st September.   Produced between … Continue reading “A Chummy Tourer”

The King of Caravans

by Matthew Steeples

One-of-a-kind “big caravan-house” with patio on the roof for sale for £30,000; the current owner bought it for just £1 and spent £70,000 restoring it   Believed to be the last remaining example of 99 originally made, a “revolutionary” hammer finished aluminium caravan named a Berkeley Statesman has gone on sale.   Costing £1,065 when … Continue reading “The King of Caravans”

August 22, 2018

The Arab Arrival

by Matthew Steeples

As Knightsbridge’s Brompton Road is invaded by Arabs, The Steeple Times finds that there is both good and bad in their number   Last night, it was a party of two halves on Knightsbridge’s Brompton Road.   At one end, close to the Caramel restaurant, a gaggle of vulgar Chanel handbag wielding Arab women (pictured … Continue reading “The Arab Arrival”

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 19, 2018

Hero of the Hour – Yasmita Mulji

by Matthew Steeples

The Steeple Times salutes community hero and Chelsea newsagent Yasmita Mulji   Hardworking Yasmita Mulji has served her community since 1978. This Chelsea newsagent and her small store have survived in the face of adversity and whilst many other longstanding businesses have failed, she has recently diversified into also selling computer games, consoles and peripheral … Continue reading “Hero of the Hour – Yasmita Mulji”

August 18, 2018

F*** Off Farage

by Matthew Steeples

Nigel Farage’s return to “frontline politics” is going to bring nothing but division and diversion suggests Matthew Steeples   Nigel Farage just can’t help himself: A failed candidate seven times in British Parliament elections and leader of UKIP twice, this bombastic brute is now “returning to frontline politics” in order to “challenge Theresa May’s ‘fraudulent’ … Continue reading “F*** Off Farage”

August 16, 2018

A Funicular Feat

by Matthew Steeples

Highest asking price ever for a property on Lake Tahoe is sought for a compound complete with two glass funiculars; it could be yours for £60 million   Situated on 5.14 acres and having 525-foot of frontage to Lake Tahoe in Nevada, a 16,232 square foot mansion complete has gone on sale.   Built between … Continue reading “A Funicular Feat”

August 18, 2018

The Bubble is Back

by Matthew Steeples

New electric Swiss ‘bubble car’ expected to launch in December; 7,200 orders have already been placed for the £10,800 Microlino   The Swiss are known for their chocolate and cuckoo clocks but now they might add something new to their roster: cars.   Expected to launch in December and limited at first to the Swiss … Continue reading “The Bubble is Back”

August 16, 2018

Falling Off The Cliff

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests the BBC’s decision not to appeal the Cliff Richard privacy ruling is very worrying for press freedom   News that the BBC have decided not to challenge the Cliff Richard privacy ruling is not surprising but it also sets a worrying precedent.   In a statement, aside from apologising yet again to … Continue reading “Falling Off The Cliff”

August 14, 2018

A Perfect Estate

by Matthew Steeples

Diverse 2,000 acre Suffolk riverside estate for sale for £31.5 million; it has been owned by the same family since the 19th century and produces an income of some £500,000 per year   A vast Suffolk estate – just 120 miles from London – has gone on sale for £31.5 million ($40.1 million, €35.3 million … Continue reading “A Perfect Estate”

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”

August 13, 2018

Wally of the Week – Noel Edmonds

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests Noel Edmonds’ latest outburst just confirms himself to be a strange, publicity desperate fool   Spiritualist television personality Noel Edmonds is certainly an off-the-scale oddity. He blamed the banking giant HBOS for getting cancer and then claimed he knew of an electric box that could cure the disease; he tried to “comfort” … Continue reading “Wally of the Week – Noel Edmonds”

August 12, 2018

A Low-Cost Limo

by Matthew Steeples

Perfect car for Hillary Clinton to be auctioned for just £7,800 in Indiana; replica Cadillac One truly is worthy of the name ‘The Beast’   Hillary Clinton could finally fulfill part of her power hungry ways if she headed to the RM Sotheby’s Auburn Fall sale later this month.   Part of the Calumet Collection … Continue reading “A Low-Cost Limo”

August 7, 2018

A Magnificent Mammoth Mansion

by Matthew Steeples

Grade I listed Jacobean prodigy house in Hampshire for sale for £10 million; it allegedly is haunted by 14 ghosts and comes with planning permission to create a mammoth 57,000 square foot single residential home   In April 2017, The Steeple Times featured the sale of a vast New Jersey mansion named Darlington. Offered for … Continue reading “A Magnificent Mammoth Mansion”

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 20, 2018

Potted Trolls

by Matthew Steeples

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is right to speak out against those of the belief that social media trolls should simply be ignored suggests Matthew Steeples   As someone subject to daily abuse on social media at the hands of mostly deranged, aged right-wing trolls, I was truly impressed that the author J.K. Rowling took … Continue reading “Potted Trolls”

April 17, 2018

Analysing Borwick

by Matthew Steeples

The Cambridge Analytica connection you’ve most likely never heard of; meet The Hon. Thomas Borwick, son of ex-Tory MP Lady ‘Call Me Victoria’ Borwick   The Hon. Thomas Borwick is a figure in the Cambridge Analytica scandal you’ve probably never heard of.   Bizarrely largely overlooked by the mainstream media, the son of the ousted … Continue reading “Analysing Borwick”

April 15, 2018

Caramel on The Cross

by David G. Lennox

New restaurant critic David G. Lennox reviews Brompton Cross’s latest opening, Caramel London   In a knockout punch, the last of the grand old chatelaines of Kensington and the dowagers of Chelsea – not to mention their urbane nephews, in euro tweed and gossiping nieces, donning sunglasses to disguise their latest Bystander appearance – have been … Continue reading “Caramel on The Cross”

We’re Back!

by General

The Steeple Times returns after a prolonged hiatus   After not having published in quite some time, today The Steeple Times returns after a hiatus resulting from issues caused by  technological nuisances connected to an old crooner terrified about what went on in a paddling pool full of olive oil.   Aside from having been … Continue reading “We’re Back!”

March 4, 2018

#LazyBrady

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests ‘Lady’ Karren Brady of Knightsbridge has shown herself to be nothing but a muckspreader in her latest pathetic opinion piece for ‘The Sun’   The Steeple Times delighted in exposing the former Member of Parliament for Kensington, Lady Borwick, as #LazyBorwick during the 2017 General Election campaign and now, it seems, we … Continue reading “#LazyBrady”

February 27, 2018

Stunt Speaks Out

by Matthew Steeples

EXCLUSIVE – James Stunt responds to inaccurate press coverage of his forthcoming interview with ‘Tatler’ magazine   Today, in response to various press reports, James Stunt contacted The Steeple Times’ Matthew Steeples to issue a response to inaccurate press coverage of a forthcoming interview that will be published in the April edition of Tatler magazine. … Continue reading “Stunt Speaks Out”

February 26, 2018

Clear The Roads

by Matthew Steeples

Irresponsible Volkswagen Polo driver – registration HW06 CWM – needs to be removed from Britain’s roads   Jeremy Clarkson regularly shares the registration plates of irresponsible motorists he spots on his Twitter feed and having encountered similarly bad driving yesterday, here we share imagery of a woman who deserves to be removed from Britain’s roads. … Continue reading “Clear The Roads”

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 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 12, 2018

Pricey Abuse

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples questions Katie Price’s newfound interest in abuse on social media and how it is dealt with   When Katie Price appeared on the BBC’s Daily Politics last week to highlight her campaign to criminalise online trolling, I joined those saluting her.   Having myself been part of the case that ultimately resulted in … Continue reading “Pricey Abuse”

February 2, 2018

Five of the Best – Bonhams’ Gentleman’s Library Sale

by Matthew Steeples

Harry Houdini’s escape prop sack to be sold alongside all manner of other unusual items on Valentine’s Day   On 14th February, Bonhams will hold their ‘Gentleman’s Library Sale’ in Knightsbridge, London. Amongst the circa five hundred items to be offered are all manner of unusual items and here we choose five of the best: … Continue reading “Five of the Best – Bonhams’ Gentleman’s Library Sale”

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”

Class v. Brass

by Matthew Steeples

Whilst the Chelsea Arts Club is right to put on a bit of Moulin Rouge this season, Petra Ecclestone’s show next door is nothing but gaudy   In their final outing of the year, the Chelsea Arts Club have decorated their façade with a theme based upon Moulin Rouge. It stands out but it has … Continue reading “Class v. Brass”

December 21, 2017

Happy Buckethead

by Matthew Steeples

Lord Buckethead moves on from taking on Theresa May in Maidenhead and records a Christmas song; it’s brilliant   The fabulous Lord Buckethead has done it again. First, this wacky enigma took on the woman rightly described as “Britain’s worst ever Prime Minister” in Maidenhead in June and got 249 votes and now he’s made … Continue reading “Happy Buckethead”

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”

December 12, 2017

Airing Clifford

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests that claims by PR people that Max Clifford wasn’t one of their number simply shows their ‘profession’ to be nothing but hot air   Max Clifford had a short penis and he was a paedophile. They are both facts but that most things this self-professed spinner of lies was associated with during … Continue reading “Airing Clifford”

November 30, 2017

Warped Walker vs. Magnificent Markle

by Matthew Steeples

Kushner-Trump mouthpiece Andre Walker’s attack on Meghan Markle was an utter disgrace; it is time that this warped weirdo was called out for what he truly is   Unsurprisingly yesterday, the self-declared “fat Northern bruiser” turned Jared Kushner’s London based mouthpiece Andre Walker appeared on Sky News to defend Donald Trump’s “right” to retweet far … Continue reading “Warped Walker vs. Magnificent Markle”

November 29, 2017

The Harem Saloon

by Matthew Steeples

1931 Bentley Tourer nicknamed ‘The Harem Saloon’ because of its first owner’s penchant for taking spins with his lady friends for sale for £1.15 million   A 1931 8-litre Bentley Tourer that got the nickname ‘The Harem Saloon’ because it was first used by a Chinese Mau owner to take his girlfriends to the races … Continue reading “The Harem Saloon”

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 26, 2017

The Finery of Fatland

by Matthew Steeples

Vast Greek Revival style Pennsylvania mansion for sale for 56% less than it was marketed for in 2014; it comes with a pub in the basement   An extravagant and somewhat over the top estate in Pennsylvania is on sale for £2.96 million or 56% less than the £6.75 million sum it was listed for … Continue reading “The Finery of Fatland”

November 23, 2017

More gin, vicar?

by Matthew Steeples

As Public Health Wales claims drinking spirits is bad for you, we rebut their frankly stupid study   On Tuesday, The Telegraph reported that a completely unscientific study by an organisation named Public Health Wales had found that spirits are more likely to “trigger bouts of depression and unexpected weeping.”   Said also to cause … Continue reading “More gin, vicar?”

Live for Free in Liverpool

by Matthew Steeples

Win a fully furnished, brand new £100,000 studio flat in Liverpool for free; surprisingly there are no catches to the competition   A property developer has launched a competition with a prize of a £100,000 ($133,000, €112,000 or درهم488,000) studio flat in the centre of Liverpool “free and forever.”   Situated in a 94 apartment, … Continue reading “Live for Free in Liverpool”

November 22, 2017

Illuminating the Illuminati

by Matthew Steeples

As ‘The Guardian’ explores the power of the Illuminati, Matthew Steeples argues that the few claiming links to such are nothing but mad, old cranks   This morning, The Guardian’s Martha Gill asked: “What is the Illuminati?” in an article that jokingly suggested Googling such would put one at “great personal risk.”   Referencing the … Continue reading “Illuminating the Illuminati”

November 21, 2017

Farrell Rolls

by Matthew Steeples

1966 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III drophead coupé used by Colin Farrell in 2010 crime noir film ‘London Boulevard’ to be auctioned   A 1966 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III drophead coupé first owned by the Malaysian royal family and more recently used in the 2010 crime noir motion picture London Boulevard – starring Colin Farrell, Keira … Continue reading “Farrell Rolls”

Harnessing a Horse Track

by Matthew Steeples

Well-equipped 0.5-mile harness racing track in Yorkshire for sale for £1.5 million; it was the scene of an “ear biting incident” by a traveler in 2009   A dream property for harness racing enthusiasts has been put up for sale in Yorkshire. Its star feature is a 0.5-mile all-weather racetrack and it also comes with … Continue reading “Harnessing a Horse Track”

November 20, 2017

A $20k Gobble

by Matthew Steeples

New York hotel offers a Thanksgiving dinner complete with gold-flaked turkeys and bottomless champagne for £15,100   Late last week Guest of a Guest reported that a New York hotel is to offer a Thanksgiving dinner with a difference.   Priced at £15,100 ($20,000, €17,000 or درهم73,500), HGU New York at 34 East 32nd Street’s … Continue reading “A $20k Gobble”

November 19, 2017

Lord of the Thatch

by Matthew Steeples

Former Wiltshire home of ‘Lord of the Flies’ author Sir William Golding for sale for 562% more than he sold it for in 1985   The one-time home of the author and Nobel Prize in Literature and Booker Prize winner Sir William Golding, CBE (1911 – 1993) has gone on sale for £795,000 ($1.1 million, … Continue reading “Lord of the Thatch”

November 18, 2017

Double Cher

by Matthew Steeples

Holmby Hills estate owned variously by Sonny and Cher and Tony Curtis for sale for double what it sold for in 2016   A 12,201 square foot mansion on 10.1 acres in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles is on sale for £136 million or double the sum it sold for just a year ago.   Featuring … Continue reading “Double Cher”

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 13, 2017

Foot in Mouth in K&C

by Matthew Steeples

Both Labour and the Tories get it very wrong in Kensington and disgrace themselves with their truly offensive conduct   On Monday, the political blog Guido Fawkes exposed the new Member of Parliament for Kensington, Emma Dent Coad, as having viciously called a black Tory candidate named Shaun Bailey as a “token ghetto boy,” “gobby … Continue reading “Foot in Mouth in K&C”

Opening up Menéndez

by Matthew Steeples

Previously publicity shy Menéndez brothers both speak publicly about killing their parents in the wake of the success of NBC’s ‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’   Erik and Lyle Menéndez, the brothers convicted of murdering their allegedly abusive multi-millionaire parents José and Mary ‘Kitty’ Menéndez at their home in Beverly Hills, California … Continue reading “Opening up Menéndez”

November 12, 2017

Taking out the Toxic

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests the era of PR’s who’ll represent anyone and promote anything ought to end   In Britain, the PR firm Bell Pottinger collapsed ultimately because of its willingness to “represent almost anyone but Robert Mugabe” but in a perfectly put analysis for The Cut on Friday, Kaitlin Menza highlighted a duo with morals … Continue reading “Taking out the Toxic”

October 24, 2017

Bloomberg on Brexit

by Matthew Steeples

Billionaire and former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg condemns Brexit as “the single stupidest thing any country has ever done” apart from America electing Donald Trump   As Michael Bloomberg opened a vast new European headquarters in London on Tuesday, The Guardian revealed a series of comments he’d made two weeks ago about Brexit. … Continue reading “Bloomberg on Brexit”

October 17, 2017

Wally of the Week – Richard Madeley

by Matthew Steeples

Sanctimonious champagne grabber Richard Madeley makes inappropriate joke about alleged abuser Harvey Weinstein   Richard Madeley rather loves the sound of his own voice. Decades ago he formed part of a tediously sanctimonious duo known to the nation as ‘Richard and Judy’ but now this irritating pair – though surprisingly still married – pretty much … Continue reading “Wally of the Week – Richard Madeley”

October 16, 2017

More on Menéndez

by Matthew Steeples

As Lyle Menéndez creates a Facebook page about the case against him and his brother Erik, a juror contacts ‘The Steeple Times’ and brands their conviction for killing their wealthy parents “imperfect self-defence”   Renewed interest in the 1989 murders of the multi-millionaires José and Mary ‘Kitty’ Menéndez by their sons, Erik and Lyle, has … Continue reading “More on Menéndez”

October 14, 2017

Anne Marie Waters

by General

The “Donald Trump of the UK” (without the power) according to her fans but just a “piss poor Nazi bigot” according to others, Anne Marie Waters failed to become leader of UKIP in September 2017. Born in Dublin, educated at Nottingham Trent University and a lesbian, Waters condemned her loss as “Jihadi – 1, Truth … Continue reading “Anne Marie Waters”

October 1, 2017

An Excess of Alexa

by Matthew Steeples

‘Mail on Sunday’ get a little beyond carried away with their latest toady description of Alexa Chung   ‘Fashionista’ Alexa Chung, as we’ve suggested previously, is probably a perfectly nice person. However, though she’s lauded by the metropolitan elite, nobody in Newcastle likely gives a damn and frankly, on that basis, we cannot fathom why … Continue reading “An Excess of Alexa”

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”

Benjamin Lipari

by General

East London based Benjamin Lipari was born in Italy, grew up in Australia and is described as a “digital comms guru.” Aside from working in marketing for a bank, he has 16,500 followers on Instagram, loves jazz and cocktails and blogs about menswear and travel.  

September 20, 2017

Pauline Amos – What’s on your mantelpiece?

by Matthew Steeples

A 20-question interview with Liverpool born artist Pauline Amos; one of her works is for sale for £1.3 million   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Myself.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? “If you hesitate, you’ve lost.”   Kerry … Continue reading “Pauline Amos – What’s on your mantelpiece?”

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 8, 2017

Dwarfing Misogyny

by Matthew Steeples

Rising star female racing driver Jamie Chadwick puts ‘Bungling Bernie’ Ecclestone in his place and dismisses his ridiculous misogynist views   The first ever female and youngest ever winner of the British GT Championship Jamie Chadwick was interviewed in The Guardian last weekend.   Speaking to the paper’s Giles Richards, 19-year-old Chadwick criticized Bernie Ecclestone’s … Continue reading “Dwarfing Misogyny”

August 28, 2017

Stopping Brexit

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests Labour’s partial U-turn on Brexit is a positive start; they must now go further and oppose it entirely   Whilst Keir Starmer’s decision to announce Labour will support Britain remaining in a customs union with the EU and within the single market during a “time-limited transitional period between our exit from the … Continue reading “Stopping Brexit”

August 27, 2017

Picture of the Week – The Lack of Appeal of ‘The Half Biscuit’

by Matthew Steeples

Facebook group mocks racist online abuser Viscount St Davids as he returns to the clink   On Friday, the dimwitted ‘half biscuit’ 4th Viscount St Davids – also known as amongst other things Rhodri Philipps and Baron Strange of Knockin – was returned to jail after attempting and then dropping an appeal against a sentence … Continue reading “Picture of the Week – The Lack of Appeal of ‘The Half Biscuit’”

August 21, 2017

Axing Anti-Social Media

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests the director of public prosecutions is right to seek “uplifted” sentences for online abusers but argues she does not go far enough   I have been targeted by online trolls for years. As a writer, I accept I am ‘fair game’ for criticism but when that tips over into the kind of … Continue reading “Axing Anti-Social Media”

August 15, 2017

Grim Grenfell

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests the giant coffin and stain on government that is the Grenfell Tower should be demolished immediately   The giant, grim carbuncle that is Grenfell Tower is a stain on the councillors of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and it should be torn to the ground immediately.   Allowing this monstrous … Continue reading “Grim Grenfell”

August 8, 2017

A Sugar Palace

by Matthew Steeples

Lord Sugar puts his gin palace up for sale for £12.7 million after owning it for just two years; it was originally built for the controversial tycoon Alan Bond   On Monday, the Daily Mail’s Sebastian Shakespeare revealed that Lord Sugar – of The Apprentice fame, in case you didn’t already know – is trying … Continue reading “A Sugar Palace”

August 5, 2017

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”

July 31, 2017

Dr Bendor Grosvenor

by General

Harrow and Cambridge educated Old Masters expert Bendor Grosvenor describes himself as an “occasional ranter” to his 12,000 followers on Twitter. Aside from being amongst the team on the popular BBC One art programme Fake or Fortune?, Grosvenor has co-written a book titled Crap MPs: The 40 Worst Members of Parliament in History and another … Continue reading “Dr Bendor Grosvenor”

Public vs. Private

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests respected actor George Clooney and publicity desperado Karen Danczuk provide contrasting examples about the ethics of paparazzi intrusion and media manipulation   Paparazzi intrusion and media manipulation are interlinked hot potatoes that look unlikely to be resolved anytime soon. Two very different examples emerged in recent days of very different behavior by … Continue reading “Public vs. Private”

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 12, 2017

Viscount Porridge

by Matthew Steeples

Thrice bankrupt bigot Viscount St Davids banged to rights and set to be jailed Thursday; he blames Gina Miller as “untruthful” and Matthew Steeples as “an eavesdropper” and accepts utterly no blame for what he did   On Thursday, if he doesn’t turn up at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on time, justice will come knock, knock, … Continue reading “Viscount Porridge”

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