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24 Carat Goldblum

24 Carat Goldblum

I’ve long enjoyed the work of eccentric actor Jeff Goldblum. The calibre of films he’s appeared in over the years is wildly varied but his stilted and quirkily emphasised delivery of even the most pedestrian and poorly scripted dialogue can render fodder like Independence Day reasonably enjoyable, despite the less than helpful presence of Will Smith.

Last weekend though, Ru Paul’s Drag Race – a garish reality TV competition about cross-dressing performers – became an unlikely vehicle for Goldblum to instigate a dialogue of actual substance. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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The Gilding of Mehdi Hasan

The Gilding of Mehdi Hasan

If I were to write a list of things that could make life under a global pandemic lock-down exponentially more torturous, I doubt I’d have an imagination sadistic enough to conjure up the atrocities that have been inflicted upon us recent days.

First up was the news that the BBC were replacing Match of the Day with re-runs of Mrs Brown’s Boys: a bawdy and archaic cookie-cutter sitcom roughly as amusing as a cancer diagnosis in a Christmas card.

Next, a naked Madonna broadcasting from a candlelit bathtub full of rose petals, informing us from behind a mask of six figure Botox that we’re all in the same boat really. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Race-baiting with David Vance

Race-baiting with David Vance

One of the more troublesome aspects of social media allowing virtually anybody to appoint themselves to the role of independent journalist, is that unscrupulous propaganda merchants will eagerly take advantage of this unregulated space for the purpose of circulating lies and thereby furthering their own nefarious agendas. And without a virtually limitless capacity for research it’s sometimes hard to know whether the reports you’re reading at any given time are accurate and trustworthy. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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Questioning Corbyn

Questioning Corbyn

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was interrogated by veteran interviewer Andrew Neil for the BBC on Monday evening in preparation for the up-coming general election, and the results were not pretty to say the least. In fact Corbyn’s performance was so car-crash appalling that conservative websites are simply using the full unedited and unannotated video as pro-Tory promotional material.

Far from the anti-establishment renegade, and breath of fresh air to British politics that his supporters invariably characterise him as, we were instead presented with a squirming and irritable supply teacher whose medley of equivocations, banalities, and routine auto-responses were indistinguishable from any other career politician you might care to name, save perhaps for his rare level of ineptitude and the visible frustration he allows himself to display over having his political positions questioned. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 28, 2019 in Politics

 

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Planet Woke – The Cancellation Of Danny Baker

Planet Woke – The Cancellation Of Danny Baker

This week on Planet Woke, hitherto indetectable racist Danny Baker became bored of being gainfully employed, and of not being hounded as a vicious bigot to his dying day, and decided that the birth of the royal baby would be an opportune moment to spring out of the closet in a white pointy hat declaring his hatred of all things insufficiently Aryan. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 12, 2019 in Free Speech, Politics, Racism

 

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Fake News and Twitter Lynch Mobs

Fake News and Twitter Lynch Mobs

Over the weekend a video filmed at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC went viral which appeared to show a rather smug looking teenage Trump-fan standing uncomfortably close to Native American activist Nathan Phillips in an apparent act of intimidation, whilst his large group of school friends danced around chanting and mocking Phillips’ display of tribal drumming.

This video first came to my attention courtesy of social justice activist Shaun King who posted it on Twitter accompanied by the following emotional commentary: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2019 in Misrepresentation, Politics

 

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The Trial of Tommy Robinson

The Trial of Tommy Robinson

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – better known by his pseudonym Tommy Robinson – has been making headlines again. He is currently on bail due to his proclivity for repeatedly filming himself on court premises during active rape cases, and broadcasting the footage to his sizable Facebook audience. In his capacity as a guerrilla journalist for Rebel Media, Robinson turned up outside Canterbury crown court in May 2017 and attempted to film four defendants in a Muslim Grooming Gang trial. He was charged with contempt of court as a result and given a three month suspended sentence, along with an absolutely explicit warning that any repeat offence within an 18 month period would see his three month term of imprisonment activated immediately. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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