THE FOG - The economy, politics and current affairs

23
Jul
2016
McCain ditches Trump – Meghan McCain ditches the Republicans

McCain ditches Trump

Meghan McCain declares the Republican Party to be “dead” and derides Donald Trump as running a party of “limousine liberalism”

22
Jul
2016
Beating Brexit – Financier and philanthropist Gina Miller to challenge Brexit with the assistance of Mischon de Reya in October 2016

Beating Brexit

Financier and philanthropist Gina Miller to challenge Brexit in Article 50 claim

12
Jul
2016
A penny for The Trump – Donald Trump prize draw – Donald Trump and Eric Trump

A penny for The Trump

Win a four night stay with Donald Trump for $3

09
Jul
2016
All hail Halliburton? – The firm no one dares mention; the elephant in the room post-Chilcott

All hail Halliburton?

Halliburton – The firm no one dares mention; the elephant in the room post-Chilcott

06
Jul
2016
Vote Goodbody – Vote for Josie Goodbody in The People’s Book Prize

Vote Goodbody

Back Josie Goodbody to win The Peoples’ Book Prize

24
Jun
2016
A nightmare at dawn? David Cameron took a gamble on Brexit and lost – A step into the unknown

A nightmare at dawn?

Is Britain’s decision to leave the EU a step into the unknown or one that could take us to a land of opportunity?

15
Jun
2016
It’s not right – Sir Philip Green is truly shameless

It’s not right

Sir Philip Green’s lack of humility is telling

05
Jun
2016
Invitation – The Business of Brexit – In or Out? The Steeple Times panel debate with financier and philanthropist Gina Miller, Conservative Member of Parliament for The Wrekin Mark Pritchard, economist and managing editor of World Economics Professor Brian Sturgess and businesswoman Claire Zambuni at 12 Hay Hill, Mayfair, London, W1 – Thursday 9th June 2016

Invitation – The Business of Brexit – In or Out?

The Steeple Times invites readers to a debate about Brexit at 12 Hay Hill in Mayfair

02
Jun
2016
Stronger In Sloane Square – Remain campaign in SW3

Stronger In Sloane Square

Conservative Stronger In campaign appear in Sloane Square, Chelsea

28
May
2016
Chelsea Leaves - Vote Leave campaign dominant in Chelsea, London, SW3

Chelsea Leaves

Vote Leave campaign dominant in Chelsea

24
May
2016
The Khemka Cesspit - Dame Asha Khemka and Sheel Khemka

The Khemka Cesspit

Matthew Steeples on crooked fraudster Sheel Khemka and his spiv of a mother Dame Asha Khemka

18
May
2016
Public Elton - Sir Elton John and David Furnish

Public Elton

Sir Elton John goes public

15
May
2016
Reducing a stately – Tyringham Hall, Tyringham Hall, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9ES – Grade I listed stately home by Sir John Soane with gardens by Sir Edward Lutyens – Owned by Anton Bilton and Lisa Barbuscia (AKA Lisa B) – £12.5 million ($17.9 million or €15.9 million) in 2016 reduced from £18 million ($25.8 million or €22.8 million) in 2013

Reducing a stately

Grade I listed Sir John Soane designed country house Tyringham Hall reduced in price by 30%

11
May
2016
Don’t forget to catch me – Sir Cliff Richard – Historic child abuse – Elm Guest House – Sheffield – CPS – File passed to Crown Prosecution Service – Peter Pan of Pop – Christian pop singer

Don’t forget to catch me

File on Sir Cliff Richard sent to the CPS

10
May
2016
The Steeple Times London property market debate – 12 Hay Hill, Mayfair, W1 – 17th May 2016 – Nick Crayson of Crayson, national land buyer Stuart Green, Alan Miller of SCM Group and Andy Smith of 1st Asset – Is there a Dante’s Inferno coming for London’s property market?

Invitation – London property market debate

The Steeple Times invites readers to a debate about the London property market at the exclusive business club 12 Hay Hill on 17th May

10
May
2016
Wally of the Week – Just Go Motorhome Hire – Camper van driver with no spatial awareness visits St Ives – and leaves havoc in their wake

Wally of the Week – Just Go

Camper van driver with no spatial awareness visits St Ives – and leaves havoc in their wake

08
May
2016
The progress of NIMBIES

The progress of NIMBIES

Double standards on ‘progress’ exposed in Whitstable after planning decision in favour of an entirely appropriate development

05
May
2016
Furnishing Downton

Furnishing Downton

“World famous actor” with a superinjunction set to be named in America

28
Apr
2016
Elton’s twosome – Sir Elton John and Lady Gaga have teamed up to create a clothing and accessories line for Macy’s – News has yet to reach England and no mention has been made as to whether David Furnish turned it into a threesome

Elton’s twosome

Sir Elton John forms a twosome (and its not with titleless David Furnish)

27
Apr
2016
Wally of the Week – Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring – 19 South End, Kensington, London, W8 5BU – Red and white striped house – Planning dispute

Wally of the Week – Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring

Neighbour-from-hell Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring steps up her campaign to annoy her neighbours in Kensington

23
Apr
2016
Darth and Death – Meghan McCain on the 2016 presidential elections

Quote of the Week – Darth and Death

Meghan McCain sums up the American presidential elections in two sentences

21
Apr
2016
A Nutty Nissan

A Nutty Nissan

Nutty Nissan Micra art car appears in Knightsbridge

11
Apr
2016
No Trumps for Trump – Eric Trump, Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump

No Trumps for Trump

Donald Trump’s children forget to register to vote whilst their father shows a complete lack of awareness of the rules of politics

11
Apr
2016
The Pamborghini – Missguided – Pink Lamborghini Aventador – Nitin Passi – London – April 2016

The Pamborghini

Pink Lamborghini owned by 32-year old multi-millionaire appears in South Kensington (complete with images of Pamela Anderson)

09
Apr
2016
Policing the police - Rooms to rent in former Chelsea Police Station

Policing the police

Rooms offered to rent in redundant Chelsea police station

05
Apr
2016
Sheel Khemka and Stylt Denim

Sheel Khemka and Stylt Denim

A public alert regarding Sheel Khemka and Stylt Denim

28
Mar
2016
Going for gold – Wealthy Arabs – London – Gold cars – Gold Mercdes-Benz G-Wagen – Gold Bentley – Gold Lamborghini – Bad taste – Luxury – Knightsbridge

Picture of the Week: Going for gold

Gold cars appear to be all the rage with London’s visiting Arabs this season

23
Mar
2016
Wally of the Week – Piers Morgan

Wally of the Week – Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan toadying up to Donald Trump over the terror attacks in Brussels can only be described as utterly repugnant

15
Mar
2016
Blocked by Boy George – Boy George – George O’Dowd – blocked The Steeple Times on Twitter after we criticised him being lauded as acceptable by his inclusion on the BBC’s The Voice programme

Blocked by Boy George

Boy George blocks ‘The Steeple Times’ on Twitter after we criticised the BBC’s promotion of this convicted repeat offender

08
Mar
2016
Hillary’s teen labour – Hillary Clinton secures endorsement of fifteen year old Maya Henry (despite the fact she cannot even vote) #teensforhillary #voteforhillary

Hillary’s teen labour

Fifteen year old Maya Henry launches #teensforhillary (after her ambulance chasing personal injury lawyer father spent £1.4 million on her birthday party)

07
Mar
2016
Hustling Trump – Larry Flynt responded to Donald Trump’s remarks about the size of his manhood with a very public challenge last week

Hustling Trump

Owner of Hustler magazine, Larry Flynt, urges Donald Trump to come clean about the size of his manhood

02
Mar
2016
Kylie and Kardashian - Kylie Jenner has had the audacity to dare to take on Kylie Jenner

Kylie and Kardashian

There’s only one Kylie – and it’s not a Jenner-Kardashian

29
Feb
2016
Putting May under the Spotlight – “Skin-prickling” ‘Spotlight’ is a film that has again highlighted that child abuse should not be swept under the carpet

Putting May under the Spotlight

The success of Spotlight at the 88th Academy Awards sends a reminder to political figures that child abuse should not be swept under the carpet by Theresa May or anyone else

24
Feb
2016
Picture of the Week: The First Dude

Picture of the Week: The First Dude

Hillary Clinton resorts to making jokes on Facebook in an attempt to bolster her campaign

20
Feb
2016
Picture of the Week - Smug and smugger

Picture of the Week: Smug and smugger

Images of Hillary Clinton meeting Britney Spears illustrates a new low for the desperado wannabe Leader of the Free World

15
Feb
2016
Selling Clifford – Max Clifford – 10 Onslow Road, Burwood Park, Hersham, Walton-on-Thames, near Weybridge, Surrey, KT12 5BB – Max Clifford house

Selling Clifford

Max Clifford attempts to sell his bland and frankly boring £3.45 million Surrey home for a million more than he paid for it

10
Feb
2016
Stopping a socialite – Waris Ahluwalia barred from flying because of his turban

Stopping a socialite

Socialite Waris Ahluwalia prevented from boarding a flight because he was wearing a turban

05
Feb
2016
Get shot - Justifying shooting someone

Get shot

Only in America could someone claim to have shot someone over an an argument over lottery numbers

03
Feb
2016
Squalid in South Kensington – Suite A, 19 Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2JB – Allsop auction – Thursday 18th February 2016 – Guide price of £30,000 to £50,000

Squalid in South Ken

Squalid store room on a half-landing in South Kensington offered for £30,000 to £50,000 at auction

02
Feb
2016
Gross in Grosvenor Gardens – 6 Grosvenor Gardens, Victoria, Belgravia, London, SW1W 0DH – Risto Gojkovic - £18 million - £24 million

Gross in Grosvenor Gardens

£24 million house in Grosvenor Gardens, London featured in ‘Mail Online’ isn’t quite what it seems

22
Jan
2016
Comment of the Week: Is there a Clinton-Trump pact?

Comment of the Week: Is there a Clinton-Trump pact?

Could Donald Trump secretly be hankering after another Clinton in The White House?

18
Jan
2016
A million pound lav - The former public lavatory on offer

A million pound lav

Former public lavatory in Spitalfields, London, E1 offered for sale for a staggering £1 million

17
Jan
2016
Losing on the Lottery - Michael Carroll has warned of the perils of winning the National Lottery

Losing on the Lottery

Bankrupt ‘Lotto Lout’ warns of the perils of winning the National Lottery

14
Jan
2016
Losing language - Francis Megahy asks: "Do you speak English?"

Losing language

New contributor Francis Megahy shares his views on English people speaking American

14
Jan
2016
Flooding Clooney – The home of Mr and Mrs George Clooney could potentially be flooded – The Mill House Sonning Eye Reading RG4 6TW

Picture of the Week: Flooding Clooney

As the Berkshire bolthole of George Clooney is hit by the latest round of flooding, we imagine he’ll be turning to his favourite Nespresso phrase: “What else?”

06
Jan
2016
Wally of the Week: Kelvin MacKenzie

Wally of the Week: Kelvin MacKenzie

Kelvin MacKenzie ludicrously claims white men cannot be terrorists and shows he has plainly forgotten the IRA

29
Dec
2015
Picture of the Week: A field at Whalley Arches, Lancashire before and after flooding

Picture of the Week: The Wallies of Whalley

Image of flooded Lancashire field complete with sign advertising it as a development site for 39 homes illustrates the perils of building on flood plains

26
Dec
2015
Picture of the Week: It’s a material world - Harrods Winter Sale

Picture of the Week: It’s a material world

Image of people queuing outside Harrods on Boxing Day illustrates what a material world we truly live in

25
Dec
2015
Show some mercy Theresa Scrooge - Change.org petition to support 92-year old Myrtle Cothill remaining in the UK

Show some mercy Theresa Scrooge

Before you settle down to Christmas lunch, help support a 92-year old facing forced removal from the arms of her family in the UK

23
Dec
2015
Love and the Trump - Donald J. Trump Christmas message 2015

Love and the Trump

Donald Trump declares he has love for everybody in his Christmas message

21
Dec
2015
A marked Michel - Christian Michel - son of Wolfgang Michel and brother of Caroline Michel - wanted by Interpol

A marked Michel

Wolfgang Michel’s son Christian Michel – the brother of the literary agent Caroline Michel – wanted by Interpol over bribery

18
Dec
2015
Carol cashes in - Sale of possessions owned and connect to Margaret Thatcher nets £4.5 million

Carol cashes in

Sale of items connected to Margaret Thatcher nets controversy and a total price of £4.5 million

17
Dec
2015
Banking a building – 190 Bowery sold to Aby Rosen by Jay Maisel for £34.8 million ($52 million or €47.9 million)

Banking a building

Graffiti covered New York building sells to real estate mogul Aby Rosen for £34.8 million – 50,000% more than its photographer owner paid for it in 1973

14
Dec
2015
Video of the Week: What has sex got to do with it?

Video of the Week: What has sex got to do with it?

Robert Dyas publish a video advert about sexuality that can only be defined as bizarre

14
Dec
2015
Trumped by Harold - Eva Harold on Donald Trump

Trumped by Harold

Donald Trump finds a supporter in Great Britain: Eva ‘The Diva’ Harold

07
Dec
2015
Are you snorkeling in my think tank

Are you snorkeling in my think tank?

George Appleton shares his views on corporate management speak

30
Nov
2015
Contradicting complainants - Leon Brittan rape accusers' former flatmates leap to her defence

Contradicting complainants

Former flatmates of the woman who accused the late Leon Brittan of rape come to her defence and deny contradicting her story

25
Nov
2015
Paris terror attacks

Terror and kindness

George Appleton shares his thoughts on how the world should react to the terror attacks in Paris

22
Nov
2015
PX*4923812

Team Harris cracks

Supporters of the paedophile Rolf Harris take to attacking one another

18
Nov
2015
Picture of the Week: No welcome for ISIS

Picture of the Week: No welcome for ISIS

Spoof sign sums up how ISIS should be treated by everyone everywhere

13
Nov
2015
Chocolate is out - Paedophile Rolf Harris overindulges on chocolate bars and is hospitalized

Chocolate is out

As Rolf Harris is hospitalized due to an incident with chocolate bars, his leading supporter issues yet another rant online

09
Nov
2015
Max Clifford and his daughter Louise Clifford

Continuing Clifford

As Max Clifford’s daughter, Louise Clifford, buys his “goodwill” from the liquidators of his business, Matthew Steeples suggests ‘The Steeple Times’ story about her desire to trade on his tawdry name is further bolstered

01
Nov
2015
The T-shirt designed by Christine Hamilton and Teddy M for the male cancer charity Balls to Cancer

Reader Offer: Buy a charity T-shirt that says Balls to Cancer

Say ‘Balls to Cancer’ by buying a charity T-shirt designed by the media personality and author Christine Hamilton

26
Oct
2015
Bunking up - Tenants are now prepared to share bedrooms in order to stay in Kensington and Chelsea

Bunking up

Even taking a bedroom share in Kensington & Chelsea could set you back £675 per month

24
Oct
2015
God help America - Hillary Clinton is the latest candidate to come under fire

God help America

Britain’s political classes may not be the best, but America’s options just got far worse

17
Oct
2015
Rolf Harris

The muck of Harris

Supporters of convicted and jailed paedophile Rolf Harris attack The Daily Star and state: “I wouldn’t clean dogs muck with it”

13
Oct
2015
Julian Assange

Birkett on Assange

Our new legal expert Birkett shares his thoughts on the decision to cease policing Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy

09
Oct
2015
Gina Miller of the True and Fair Campaign and SCM Direct

Miller and Goliath

Gina Miller of the True and Fair Campaign and SCM Direct takes on big brand UK fund companies over their attempts to avoid transparency

06
Oct
2015
Hero of the Hour: Kerry Needham

Hero of the Hour: Kerry Needham

Kerry Needham speaks for the nation in calling for more help for parents of missing children (other than just Madeleine McCann)

05
Oct
2015
Modest as ever – Donald Trump actually thinks he will win

Modest as ever

Donald Trump takes to Facebook to modestly claim that he will become President of the United States of America

01
Oct
2015
Wally of the Week: Kerry McCarthy

Wally of the Week: Kerry McCarthy

Vegan shadow environment secretary Kerry McCarthy yet again proves why she is not worthy of her new position

26
Sep
2015
Website of the Week: LonGrad

Website of the Week: LonGrad

A Russian owned estate agency specialising in the London market’s website is nothing but comical

24
Sep
2015
ower and the media – Exaro debate the relationship – David Hencke, Tony Gallagher, Peter Jukes and Glenda Cooper were the four panelists on Wednesday 23rd September 2015 in London

Power and the media

Exaro debate raises the flaws in the relationship between government, the media and the police

16
Sep
2015
Video of the Week: Trump’s wall debunked

Video of the Week: Trump’s wall debunked

Gavin Newsom exposes the fallacy of Donald Trump’s ludicrous proposal to build a wall between the USA and Mexico

15
Sep
2015
The Party’s Over – Chelsea Police Station, Lucan Place, London, SW3 reoffered for sale after aborted sale

The Party’s Over

News that the former Chelsea Police Station is to be reoffered after an aborted sale acts a reminder of the ever decreasing number of police stations in Britain

10
Sep
2015
Keep your oar out - Donald Trump

Keep your oar out

Donald Trump has no place telling businesses what they ought to do

09
Sep
2015
That was a mistake – Hillary Clinton was right to say sorry

That was a mistake

Hillary Clinton is right to have apologised over ‘email-gate’

08
Sep
2015
Website of the Week: Donotpay.co.uk

Website of the Week: Donotpay.co.uk

Want to get out of paying a parking ticket? This could be your solution

03
Sep
2015
Pondering the ‘paedophile panic’ – Harvey Proctor

Pondering the ‘paedophile panic’

Matthew Steeples suggests that Brendan O’Neill’s mocking attack on alleged victims of Westminster VIP abusers as a ‘paedophile panic’ in ‘The Spectator’ is nothing but a disgrace

28
Aug
2015
Picture of the Week: Performing badly

Picture of the Week: Performing badly

Kensington residents have begun asking classic car owners to remove their “ghastly cars” as only “expensive, high performance cars” will do

18
Aug
2015
Courtney Stewart with her son Caleb

Wally of the Week: Courtney Stewart

Mother who posted pictures of her child in a washing machine has little to no shame

13
Aug
2015
May justice be served – Lord Janner (right) with Michael Jackson, David Blaine and Paul Boateng MP in 2002

May justice be served

It is entirely right that Lord Janner be forced to face the charges against him

12
Aug
2015
The business of marriage - Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, President Bill Clinton and Melania Knauss-Trump

The business of marriage

Donald Trump makes a mockery of his own marriage vows after Hillary Clinton pathetically tries to make excuses about why she attended his 2005 wedding

07
Aug
2015
Apology required – Jeremy Corbyn – at the very least – should issue an apology for his failure to act on the allegations of systematic abuse that he was presented with in 1992

Apology required

Jeremy Corbyn – at the very least – should issue an apology for his failure to act on the allegations of systematic abuse that he was presented with in 1992

05
Aug
2015
Heroes of the Hour: The Koch brothers

Heroes of the Hour: The Koch brothers

If Charles and David Koch derail Donald Trump’s presidential ambitions, they will be lauded as both heroes of America and of the free world

03
Aug
2015
Wally of the Week: Daniel Ralph of The Gentleman's Jolly

Wally of the Week: Daniel Ralph

Founder of The Gentleman’s Jolly Daniel Ralph is a man who should learn to be more considerate; drag racing in Knightsbridge is not an acceptable pastime

31
Jul
2015
With friends like these FI

With friends like these …

Donald Trump secures a truly toxic endorsement and is ridiculously lauded “as the Winston Churchill of our time”

31
Jul
2015
Curious Fellows – Ben Fellows cleared of perverting the course of justice in relation to claims against Kenneth Clarke

Curious Fellows

Ben Fellows found not guilty of perverting the course of justice over claims he was groped by Ken Clarke in 1994

27
Jul
2015
Securing Trump - Donald Trump is a paranoid man with a need for security

Securing Trump

Donald Trump exposed as paranoid (and claims he could have had “a shot” at a relationship with the late Diana, Princess of Wales)

27
Jul
2015
Can you see what it is yet? Rolf Harris and Cliff Richard

Can you see what it is yet?

Rolf Harris finally gives a sign that he accepts his conviction

22
Jul
2015
Phone home Donald - Donald Trump and Senator Lindsey Graham

Phone home Donald

“The world’s biggest jackass” Donald Trump gives out Senator Lindsey Graham’s personal mobile phone in an act of revenge

19
Jul
2015
Bigger than Rolf Harris, bigger than Jimmy Savile

Bigger than Rolf Harris, Bigger than Jimmy Savile

A preview of tonight’s 60 Minutes documentary examining the British VIP paedophile scandal suggests it will be “Bigger than Rolf Harris, Bigger than Jimmy Savile” (and it’s not available to British viewers)

18
Jul
2015
A Huff and a half

A Huff and a half

Donald Trump describes The Huffington Post as “unimportant” despite it having over 100 million unique views per month and then demands an end to gun free zones

15
Jul
2015
Storming The Donald

Storming The Donald

Donald Trump trips up on Twitter and tweets an image of Nazi soldiers

09
Jul
2015
#PleaseNotThem - National Lottery make a cringeworthy advert featuring Piers Morgan as part of their #PleaseNotThem promotion

Video of the Week: #PleaseNotThem

National Lottery make a cringeworthy advert featuring Piers Morgan as part of their #PleaseNotThem promotion

04
Jul
2015
May he get the Max - Convicted and now jailed paedophile Max Clifford with his daughter Louise Clifford in 2014

May he get the Max

Paedophile Max Clifford charged with allegation of indecent assault

03
Jul
2015
Another blow for Trump - Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom takes to Facebook to describe Donald Trump as “offensive and dangerous”

Another blow for Trump

Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom takes to Facebook to describe Donald Trump as “offensive and dangerous”

02
Jul
2015
Trumping Macy’s - Donald Trump ends business relationship with Macy’s

Trumping Macy’s

Will Donald Trump destroy every business relationship he has as part of his bid to become President of the United States of America?

30
Jun
2015
Return of the Ed - Ed Stone resurfaces on Leicestershire estate of Carphone Warehouse co-founder David Ross

Return of the Ed

Ed Stone recreated in the grounds of Carphone Warehouse founder’s Leicestershire estate

29
Jun
2015
Alison Saunders failed to take action against Lord Janner (despite there being plenty of evidence) and now she must pay the price

Wally of the Week: Alison Saunders

Now Alison Saunders has been proven wrong for having failed to charge Lord Janner with child sex offences, she should resign or be sacked