Friday, September 21, 2012

Homer Simpson Votes Republican

 

Boris Says Arrest Mitchell

Listen to the crowd lap up the Mayor’s call for people to be arrested for swearing at the police. Awkward.

Via @adambienkov

Friday Caption Contest (Obamyaaargh Edition)

This weeks winner will win a copy of Britannia Unchained.

The much talked-about book by a group of Tory MPs made waves this summer, setting out their alternative plan for economic recovery.

Usual rules apply…

Video: Fa-rage Against the Machine

Inspired exit music…

“Friends of Mitchell” Deny “Pleb” Charge

“Friends of Andrew Mitchell” have kicked into action, briefing Tim Shipman of the Mail that his  rant was not “overheard by the public. It was a few muttered comments”. They/he also denies the use of the word “pleb” but “not getting into the rest of it”. The damage is done though.

Where he said: “We need more respect and more police on the streets.”

UPDATE:

Which magazines do the BBC buy most?

Find out only on Media Guido

Which Magazines the Beeboids Buy

Following the news last month that the BBC buys more copies of the Guardian than any other newspaper, Guido thought he would have some more FOI fun. It turns out the BBC’s love for lefty rags doesn’t extend to the New Statesman – the Beeb bought more copies of the Speccie than the Staggers between January and July this year. An ideological shift to the right? More likely they’ve just realised there’s nothing worth reading in the Staggers any more…

Meanwhile Ian Hislop clearly hasn’t sorted out his BBC colleagues with any free copies of Private Eye, with the Beeb having to fork out for 155 in the last seven months. They aren’t buying James MacIntyre’s predictions that never come true though – Prospect fares pretty badly at a sobering seven a month. And as for Total Politics? Oh dear…

50 Shades of Sorry

Yesterday we had the Cleggapology, now it’s Andrew Mitchell’s turn to say sorry. According to the Sun Thrasher launched an extraordinary foul-mouthed tirade at cops while trying to leave Downing Street on his bike last Wednesday:


“Open these gates, I’m telling you – I’m telling you, I’m the chief whip and I’m coming through these gates. Best you learn your f***ing place. You don’t run this f***ing government. You’re f***ing plebs.”

It’s already being dubbed gate-gate. How about an autotune remix…


Seen Elsewhere

Mysterious Case of Ruffley’s Missing Letter | Speccie
All the Single Ladies (And Lords) | Bloomberg
How Ruffley’s Resignation Became Inevitable | ConservativeHome
We Need a Recall Bill Now | Speccie
Left-Wing Anti-Semitism is Nothing New | Dan Hannan
Coe Pulls Out of BBC Trust Race | Mail
It’s Not How You Look, Ed. It’s How You Think | Hugo Rifkind
Mehdi Hasan’s Israel Spin Debunked | Breitbart
Labour’s Muddled Cam Attacks | Janan Ganesh
Ed’s Policies are a Pile of Fudge | Damian McBride
What Ruffley Standing Down Tells Us About Gove | James Forsyth


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Damian McBride writes in the epilogue to his memoir…

“At the time of writing, nine months from the election, I’ve concluded that Labour currently has no positive messages to communicate to anyone about why they should vote for the party, no policies which will persuade them, and is being run in a totally dysfunctional way.”



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