THE FOG - The economy, politics and current affairs

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

28
Jun
2015
The decline of The Donald - Donald Trump and Randy Falco

The decline of The Donald

Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign strategy sinks to a new low

23
Jun
2015
Linda Ann Jenns

Wally of the Week: Linda Ann Jenns

Killer who claimed she was too fat to go to prison is deservedly jailed

22
Jun
2015
The transparency of TripAdvisor - TripAdvisor exposed for removing negative reviews

The transparency of TripAdvisor

After TripAdvisor is exposed for removing reviews at the request of the National Trust’s PR team, it is time that this biased review site got its house in order

18
Jun
2015
Nick and Sarah Jensen

Wallies of the Week: Nick and Sarah Jensen

Couple who have vowed to divorce if Australia legalises gay marriage deserve nothing but contempt

15
Jun
2015
Wendy Wild - Victim of vile sex offender Rolf Harris

You’re just a sex offender

One of Rolf Harris’ victims responds with her own song about this repugnant sex offender

14
Jun
2015
Repugnant Rolf - Rolf Harris shows his true colours in a letter to a friend (who happily sold him down the river to the ‘Mail on Sunday’)

Repugnant Rolf

Rolf Harris shows his true colours in a letter to a friend (who happily sold him down the river to the ‘Mail on Sunday’)

13
Jun
2015
Trimming Trimdon - Former home of Tony Blair for sale - Myrobella House, Farfield Terrace, Trimdon Colliery, County Durham, TS29 6DU

Trimming Trimdon

Tony Blair’s former home heads to auction for £35,000 less than he sold it for in 2010

12
Jun
2015
Foxtons is a company that provides proof that estate agents should be better regulated

Foxtrot Oscar to Foxtons

Foxtons: A scourge on society

04
Jun
2015
Shia LaBeouf

Video of the Week: Do it

Shia LaBeouf might be nuts but his motivational video truly should strike a chord

03
Jun
2015
Trumping Clinton - An American election contest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would most definitely be something to relish

Trumping Clinton

An American election contest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would most definitely be something to relish

28
May
2015
Jacob Rees-Mogg - Floccinaucinihilipilification

Word of the Week: Floccinaucinihilipilification

An unusual way of describing something worthless

19
May
2015
Paul O’Grady (AKA “Lily Savage”)

Wally of the Week: Paul O’Grady

Helium loving Paul O’Grady should follow his own words, get on his bike and leave Britain

17
May
2015
Chucking a headline - The lack of reporting on the real reasons for the ever so brief rise and ever so quick fall of Chuka Umunna MP is telling

Chucking a headline

The lack of reporting on the real reasons for the ever so brief rise and ever so quick fall of Chuka Umunna MP is telling

15
May
2015
Norman Smith - Nigel Farage - A c**t of a persoanlity

Video of the Week: A c**t of a personality

UKIP’s leader accidentally described as a c**t by the BBC’s assistant political editor

12
May
2015
The failure of Farage

The failure of Farage

Nigel Farage shows UKIP to be nothing but a one-man show after reneging on his promise to stand down and illustrates that all political careers do indeed end in failure also

11
May
2015
The coal lady - The new political map of Britain correlates with the locations of the country’s coalfields

The coal lady

The new political map of Britain correlates with the locations of the country’s coalfields

09
May
2015
Wally of the Week: The Voice of a Harridan - Charlotte Church

Wally of the Week: The Voice of a Harridan

Multi-millionairess turned raving harridan Charlotte Church ridiculously takes to the streets to protest against the democratically elected Conservative government

05
May
2015
Quote of the Week: The reality of Labour

Quote of the Week: The reality of Labour

A quote that should guide voters on the 7th May

05
May
2015
Sheer lunacy - Dame Jon Dixon, The Official Monster Raving Loony Party candidate for Hove and Portslade

Picture of the Week: Sheer lunacy

Monster Raving Loony Party candidate brings a note of humour to the 2015 General Election campaign in posing Ed Miliband style with a bacon sandwich

02
May
2015
A body of cause - Protein World Arjun Seth Are you beach ready?

A body of cause

Matthew Steeples suggests that those protesting against Protein World’s advertising campaign should find another cause

30
Apr
2015
Weighing up the NHS

Weighing up the NHS

Contrasting the cases of a morbidly overweight woman and a lady with leukaemia

27
Apr
2015
Splitting the vote

Picture of the Week: Splitting the vote

Conservative candidate’s offices sabotaged by neighbour’s Labour posters

23
Apr
2015
Grassing Miliband

Quote of the Week: Grassing Miliband

Boris Johnson surmised the views of the nation in a Facebook post on Thursday

22
Apr
2015
Ed Miliband - Ed Milibond

Website of the Week: Milibond

Twitter account that turns Ed Miliband into a symbol of cool provides light relief for British voters

19
Apr
2015
Spot and photograph this van and be sent a copy of 'Union Jack: Memoirs of Jack Nelson, a Very Unusual British Dictator' by Charles Mitford Cust

Where’s Jack?

Readers who spot and photograph Charles Mitford Cust’s van will be sent a free signed copy of his novel ‘Union Jack’

18
Apr
2015
George Lucas’ decision to build affordable housing on his estate is commendable – the Candy brothers in London should take note

Lauding Lucas

George Lucas’ decision to build affordable housing on his estate is commendable – the Candy brothers in London should take note

17
Apr
2015
Best and the worst of each London neighbourhood - Thrillist - Kensington and Chelsea - wealth and poor air

Wealth not air

Thrillist’s analysis of the best and the worst features of each London neighbourhood yielded fascinating results – most especially in the case of Kensington and Chelsea

16
Apr
2015
The Establishment strikes again - Lord Greville Janner

The Establishment strikes again

As Lord Janner gets off scot-free, another example of The Establishment protecting its own is once again illustrated   Lord Janner’s lost his mind so now alleged victims must see justice for his alleged crimes against them swept under the carpet.

15
Apr
2015
David Hameron David Cameron

Picture of the Week: Victory for Hameron

Is a pig named after David Cameron sweeping to victory a sign of things to come?

06
Apr
2015
Drought and degradation

Picture of the Week: Drought and degradation

An aerial shot of homes in Rancho Mirage, California provides evidence about the effects of untrammelled growth and excessive water consumption

31
Mar
2015
Parliament's out

Picture of the Week: Parliament’s out

London Underground worker shares an amusing view on the dissolution of Parliament

27
Mar
2015
Aidan Burley

Wally of the Week: Aidan Burley MP

Conservative MP Aidan Burley used his final speech in the House of Commons to attack his constituents and to moan about parliamentary pay

21
Mar
2015
Amanda Eliasch

Quote of the Week: Amanda Eliasch on fashion

Writer and filmmaker Amanda Eliasch provides the best summing up of the Twitter storm that has enveloped Dolce and Gabanna

21
Mar
2015
Diamond fundraiser

A Diamond fundraiser

As Bob Diamond’s wife prepares to host a fundraiser for a Democratic candidate, we ponder whether his daughter will be tweeting about it

18
Mar
2015
Heather Mills

Wally of the Week: Heather Mills

A rare thing has occured: Matthew Steeples admits to finding himself in agreement with Piers Morgan in regard to the latest rant by Heather Mills

09
Mar
2015
Dame Vivienne Westwood DBE, RDI

Wally of the Week: Dame Vivienne Westwood DBE, RDI

A gift of £300,000 to the Green Party confirms Dame Vivienne Westwood as utterly crackers

05
Mar
2015
Bog-standard blatancy: Brian and Mary Pat O'Donnell

Bog-standard blatancy

Former multi-millionaire Brian O’Donnell fails in his latest attempt to recuse himself from proceedings relating to the repossession of his £6 million South Dublin home

05
Mar
2015
Harvey Proctor raided

Former Tory MP and one time shirt shop owner’s house raided

Former MP and one-time shirt shop owner Harvey Proctor’s house raided by officers from Operation Midland

04
Mar
2015
London is Changing

London is Changing

London is Changing website voices the struggles of Londoners

03
Mar
2015
David Lammy MP

Wally of the Week: David Lammy MP

Labour’s David Lammy defends shoplifters who steal luxury goods

20
Feb
2015
Victoria Ayling

Wally of the Week: UKIP candidate Victoria Ayling

UKIP’s Victoria Ayling makes a fool of herself (again)

16
Feb
2015
gone

Go, fund, gone

As the gofundme fundraising page for the alleged “Heathrow homeless duo” Alan Lane and Katrina Smith is removed, many ask: “Where has the money raised for them gone?”

14
Feb
2015
Ronald S. Lauder

Laudered

Estée Lauder heir Ronald S. Lauder deals a body blow to Romanian film industry

13
Feb
2015
George Hargreaves

Taking the UKIP

As UKIP select ‘pop preacher’ George Hargreaves as a candidate, we reveal details of his curious past

11
Feb
2015
Heathrow homeless

Heathrowed out

An update on the allegedly homeless Heathrow duo Alan Lane and Katrina Smith

09
Feb
2015
Alan Lane and Katrina Smith

Heathrow hypocrites – Alan Lane and Katrina Smith

‘Middle-class homeless Heathrow couple’s’ views on housing others exposed

05
Feb
2015
Robert Mugabe

Picture of the Week: The fall of Mugabe

Despot Robert Mugabe takes a tumble

02
Feb
2015
Donetsk terrorist

Passage to another world; we are not terrorists

Conflict photographer Maximilian Clarke recounts encounters with doctors and drunks in Donetsk and finds that all the people there want is for the world to know what is happening to them

30
Jan
2015
UKIP soundbite generator

Picture of the Week: UKIP soundbite generator

Huffpost UK Topicalol’s UKIP soundbite generator

24
Jan
2015
Bernard Madoff bonkers

Bonkers Bernie

Bernie Madoff sends a bizarre email to NBC News and is then shot down by the liquidators of his now defunct business

22
Jan
2015
chip papers

Tomorrow’s chip papers

Oxfam’s analysis of the distribution of wealth proves to be nothing but hyperbole given that the majority of us actually are part of the very ‘elite’ they so earnestly attack

20
Jan
2015
Chris Bryant MP

Wally of the Week: Chris Bryant MP

James Blunt rightly describes Chris Bryant MP as a “classist gimp” after he complains that the arts are dominated by people from privileged backgrounds

16
Jan
2015
Donetsk

Welcome to Donetsk

Photographer Maximilian Clarke recounts his experiences at the hands of soldiers in Donetsk

16
Jan
2015
Michael Savage

Savage Savage

Michael Fabricant MP is wrong to seek a lifting of the ban on shock jock Michael Savage entering Britain

11
Jan
2015
fool

There’s no fool like an old fool

Prince Andrew admits to having been “foolish” over friendship with Jeffrey Epstein

09
Jan
2015
A helping hand

A helping hand

Timpson offers free dry cleaning for the unemployed

03
Jan
2015
Heath and Brittan

Outing Heath and Brittan

Former Prime Minister Edward Heath and former Home Secretary Leon Brittan described as “alleged paedophiles” by Breitbart

29
Dec
2014
Exaro

Website of the Week: Exaro

Exaro is a website that isn’t afraid to cover stories that have been inadequately covered by the mainstream media

20
Dec
2014
Hollywood

Picture of the Week: Hollywood caves in

A rebranded Hollywood sign sums up the sad place to where we are headed

19
Dec
2014
the interview

Double standards on death

The reactions to both ‘The Interview’ and ‘The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher’ should be compared

16
Dec
2014
Steph and Dom

Review: Steph and Dom meet Nigel

Nigel Farage’s decision to go boozing with ‘The Posh Couple of Gogglebox’ backfired spectacularly

03
Dec
2014
Bitreserve

Video of the Week: Halsey’s Midas touch

Halsey Minor takes viewers on a tour of the history of money

02
Dec
2014
guilt

Accepting guilt

As Rolf Harris abandons his appeal, it is now time to move forward with investigations into other cases of historical abuse

29
Nov
2014
Kajaki

Kajaki

Matthew Steeples suggests that ‘Kajaki’ is a film that all politicians should be made to see

28
Nov
2014
Julian Assange

Bored with Assange

Julian Assange’s latest attempt to manipulate the media backfires

26
Nov
2014
unbroken

A review of Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken

Matthew Steeples suggests Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ provides a reminder of the power of the human spirit

25
Nov
2014
gun amnesty

Oscar’s choice

If only Oscar Pistorius had been able to participate in such a scheme as Scotland Yard’s gun amnesty suggests Matthew Steeples

22
Nov
2014
arts

Picture of the Week: Expand The Arts

Both The Arts and the expansion of Heathrow deserve to be backed by us all

18
Nov
2014
christopher meyer

Wally of the Week: Sir Christopher Meyer

Sir Christopher Meyer complains about how little he earns

17
Nov
2014
overheard

Overheard: 17th November

Classic clangers from the last week

14
Nov
2014
little and large

Picture of the Week: Little and large

The world’s tallest and shortest men meet   Yesterday, the tallest and shortest men in the world were introduced to one another in London to mark Guinness World Records Day.

07
Nov
2014
Russell Brand FI

Wally of the Week: Russell Brand

Hypocrite Russell Brand is a man who should decide which side of the fence he sits on

01
Nov
2014
canada

The paradox of Canada

Canadian Richard Harris shares his thoughts on recent events in his country   As a fitness instructor, I see three emotions when untrained clients entire the gym: fear, fight and flight. In the recent events in Canada, my great country has been showing only one of these emotions.

31
Oct
2014
Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris: Guilty as charged

As Rolf Harris loses first conviction appeal, we call for him to be stripped of his CBE   On Friday, sex offender Rolf Harris lost his first appeal against his conviction for 12 indecent assaults on four girls, including one aged just seven or eight.

31
Oct
2014
Bitreserve Halsey Minor

Video of the Week: Introducing Bitreserve

Halsey Minor introduces Bitreserve   Internet entrepreneur Halsey Minor is best known for his roles in creating the technology blog CNET. It was sold to Google for £1 billion in 2008. He is now revolutionising money with his latest venture, Bitreserve.

29
Oct
2014
Lord Brittan

Hoodwinked

Jim Hood uses parliamentary privilege to name Lord Brittan as someone accused of “improper conduct with children”   Yesterday, a Labour MP named Jim Hood used parliamentary privilege to state that Lord Brittan had been accused “of improper conduct with children”. He has widely been attacked but we will leap to his defence.

26
Oct
2014
Clooney FI

Quote of the Week: Jeremy Paxman on the new Mrs Clooney

Jeremy Paxman on George Clooney’s new wife’s attempts to repatriate the Elgin Marbles

25
Oct
2014
Rebekah Brooks FI

Brooks is back

Rebekah Brooks looks set to return to the fold   Few expected Rebekah Brooks and her husband to be acquitted in June but now it looks set to be the couple who have the last laugh. News that Mrs Brooks has spent the week at the headquarters of News Corp in New York this week is telling

22
Oct
2014
Mike Read FI

Reading racist

Mike Read’s UKIP Calypso song has rightly been withdrawn   Though the former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has requested that his UKIP Calypso song be withdrawn from sale, the mere fact that it was ever released speaks volumes as to what he and UKIP really stand for.

20
Oct
2014
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visit Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red FI

Picture of the Week: Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

The Queen and Prince Philip visit Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red   Our Picture of the Week was taken at the Tower of London last week. It shows the Queen and Prince Philip walking around the amazing Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation that marks 100 years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War.

19
Oct
2014
Julian Assange FI

Let’s be having you

What became of Julian Assange’s pledge to “leave soon”?   On the 18th August, Julian Assange announced he’d be leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy in London “soon”. Two months have passed and given he’s still there, he’s yet again proven himself to be a liar and an utter pest.

16
Oct
2014
Britain's member of the European Parliament Bloom makes a phone call ahead of a voting session in Strasbourg

Kipping with the BNP

EXCLUSIVE: Godfrey Bloom suggests that UKIP has become a refuge of ex-BNP voters in response to an article in ‘The Steeple Times’

14
Oct
2014
Brutus and Bloom FI

Brutus and Bloom

As UKIP founding member Godfrey Bloom MEP resigns in tandem with the BBC’s ‘The Farage Factor’ Panorama expose, we ask: “Has Brutus met his match?”

12
Oct
2014
Brooks Newmark, charities minister

Text-and-Tell

The “text-and-tell” replaces the “kiss-and-tell”

11
Oct
2014
Sex and the City FI 2

Sex and the City

SCM Private short film featuring the actress Helen Lederer reminds investors of the questions they should be asking

08
Oct
2014
Brenda Leyland FI

Blameless Brenda?

As the inquest into the death of Brenda Leyland opens and is adjourned, Matthew Steeples suggests that those who vilified her have as many questions to answer as they themselves asked

06
Oct
2014
Liberal with the smacks FI

Liberal with the smacks

Child beater speaks at Liberal Democrat conference   At the Liberal Democrat conference on Monday, Vince Cable complained that the Conservatives are “like UKIP without the beer” whilst Guido Fawkes shared pictures of delegates sleeping. Worse still – and also highlighted by Mr Fawkes – was news that the conference was addressed by a convicted child beater.

05
Oct
2014
Wolves FI

Video of the Week: How wolves change rivers

George Monbiot film showing the consequences of reintroducing wolves into the Yellowstone National Park is a ‘must watch’   Shared on Facebook by both filmmaker Ellen Perry and financier turned vintner Michael Polenske, a video named “How wolves change rivers” is a 4:33 minute “must watch”.

03
Oct
2014
Where is Fiona Woolf FI

Where is Fiona Woolf?

That Fiona Woolf has neglected her duties to the inquiry she is meant to head is an insult to victims of sexual abuse   On 5th September, the Home Secretary Theresa May appointed Fiona Woolf as the replacement for her previous discredited choice of candidate to head an investigation into how the UK’s institutions have handled their duties to protect children from sexual abuse. Since then, Mrs Woolf has failed to take her duties seriously and has not even bothered to set a date to appear before MPs.

02
Oct
2014
A wet kipper FI

A wet kipper

UKIP’s “big announcement” was nothing but a big disappointment   UKIP made a song and a dance about a sorry cabal of defectors in the run up to David Cameron’s speech to the Conservative Party conference on Wednesday and they promised a “big announcement” prior to the evening’s news headlines. All they produced, in reality, was what Media Guido termed a “damp squib”

30
Sep
2014
A Bitter Future FI

A Bitter Future

Home Secretary Theresa May creates A Bitter Future   The image we shared of the Flying Scotsman train with an unfortunately captioned poster of Alex Salmond was very popular. Now, this year’s Conservative Party conference has produced one that is nearly as good.

30
Sep
2014
Shame on the BBC FI

Shame on the BBC

The BBC should not show footage of convicted sex offender Jonathan King in a forthcoming documentary about the rock band Genesis

24
Sep
2014
Youve been fenced FI

You’ve been fenced!

‘Daily Mail’ publishes a non-story about a couple who are wrongly claiming to being “held prisoner” by their neighbours

23
Sep
2014
Guilty as charged FI

Dave Lee Travis: Guilty as charged

Sympathy for Dave Lee Travis should evaporate after his having been found guilty of indecent assault and as he faces civil action over a further allegation

19
Sep
2014
Sensible Scotland

Sensible Scotland

Scotland has taken the right decision   Yesterday the Scottish came out in force and voted ‘no’ to independence. Though the ‘Better Together’ campaign’s win is by a relatively small margin and though their campaign was poorly orchestrated, it is a victory nonetheless and we should all celebrate the common sense of this decision.

18
Sep
2014
Unappealing Clifford FI

Unappealing Clifford

As Max Clifford launches an appeal against his eight-year prison sentence, all it shows is how truly unappealing he still is   Despite being convicted on eight counts of indecent assault between 1977 and 1984, sexual offender Max Clifford has decided to launch an appeal against his eight-year prison sentence. In doing so, all Clifford achieves is to inflict yet more misery on his victims.

15
Sep
2014
Dame Vivienne Westwood

Wally of the Week: Dame Vivienne Westwood

England hating designer Dame Vivienne Westwood has the right to leave   Vivienne Westwood was born in Derbyshire and made her supposed £114 million ($185 million) fortune in Great Britain. Yesterday, in using her London Fashion Week showcase to denounce the Union, she yet again showed herself to be nothing but bonkers.