Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday Caption Contest (Special Relationship Edition)

Friday, March 8, 2013

WATCH: US Obama Critics Attack Falklands Policy

The US hasn’t always been staunch in standing with Britain over the Falklands. Even Reagan had to be handbagged by Thatcher to do the right thing.

Our friends in Washington have produced this history lesson for Obama…

Via Heritage Foundation.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Obama Inauguration: DC in DC

Spotted in Washington this morning. It seems Dave got invited to inauguration after all… 

Via Donal Blaney

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Sweary McCain Amnesia

Westminster is very dead but at least the US are entertaining us. Guido’s favourite detail from the fiscal cliff fall-out was Politico’s snippet about GOP House Chairman Boehner telling Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to “go f**k” himself outside of the Oval Office.

Even nominal Republicans like Meghan McCann got upset:

That would be the daughter of foul mouthed John McCain, who famously dropped the c-bomb at Meghan’s mother in public in 1992“S**thead,” “***hole” and “f**king jerk” are all regulars in the McCain playbook too…

Friday, December 21, 2012

It’s Kerry

John Kerry will been nominated by Obama to replace Hillary Clinton. The office of Secretary of State should be more than a safe haven for Democrat presidential losers. Interestingly the first white male to hold the job since 1997. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

WATCH: Mr Burns Explains the Fiscal Cliff

“Nate Silver can’t add”…

UPDATE:

os burns

Pic via our co-conspirator @DavidIcke.

Friday, November 30, 2012

WATCH: Bill O’Reilly on Gangnam Style

He loves it really…

Friday, November 9, 2012

US Think Tank Channels Farage in Attack Ad

 

It seems the US election was just the beginning of the fight for the Heritage Foundation:

Farage is part of the front-line fightback…

Via @JohnRentoul

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Profundity of the Punditry: Romney Victory Special

And so the time comes to name and shame those who have been left red-faced by their ill-advised presidential predictions. We all make bad calls sometimes, but since Nate Silver was sent to save the world from this sort of thing, there really is no excuse. Top of the pile is the Telegraph’s Janet Daley, who had the misfortune of backing Mitt Romney after failing to tip John Major in 1992. After all, “I lost my chance to be the only political journalist to have made a correct prediction of that momentous election in print. Wouldn’t want that to happen again”. It didn’t…

Meanwhile American pollster Dick Morris put his misguided pipe-dream prediction that Romney would take home 325 electoral college votes down to the minority vote pulling through, while the expertly-coiffed Tim Stanley insisted that Mitt had the ‘x-factor’. Election specialist James Delingpole thought Romney had it, while Charles Moore thought his gaffes were a sign he would end up in the White House. The Sun’s Louise Mensch was insisting it wasn’t over way into the wee hours on Sky News last night…

Cameron Happy to See Obama Re-Elected

The Cameroons in Downing Street will be genuinely happy to see that an incumbent head of government can hold office despite a faltering economy:

Guido takes consolation that he won his £100 bet with the ever optimistic Dan Hodges, who bet that Obama would win by a landslide margin of 5%.

Obama’s margin is tight, tighter than it was against McCain. Republicans also advanced in Congress. America remains divided…


Seen Elsewhere

Why Pollsters Could Be Wrong | John McDermott
Cameron Faces Vote of No Confidence or Rebellion | FT
Cameron Faces Revolt Over ‘Vow’ | Sun
It’s Time to Speak for England | John Redwood
It Was Me Who Taped Howard Flight | John Woodcock
Indy Editor: We Will Stay Afloat | Press Gazette
English Don’t Want Scotland to Stay at Any Price | Dan Hodges
England Must Have Self-Government Too | Mark Wallace
Next Year’s Election Will Be the Dirtiest Ever | Speccie
Chicken Salmond Runs Away From Sun Cabbie | Sun
Scary No Messages Don’t Add Up | Sun


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Gyles Brandreth writes in his memoirs:

“Sunday, May 10, 1998

Early start: appearing on Breakfast With Frost, to be broadcast from 11 Downing Street. The Chancellor [Gordon Brown] is grouchily amiable, but so earnest — and still biting his fingernails to the quick.

After the show, he took us upstairs to his flat. He lives above No 10, while Blair and family are in the No 11 duplex, which is bigger and more like a proper house.

I was intrigued that, when he took us into his bedroom, the Chancellor rather ostentatiously opened the built-in wardrobes, as if he wanted us to see the women’s frocks that were hanging in there.

They looked quite large, but I don’t think they belong to Gordon. I assume they belong to his girlfriend [Sarah Macaulay, who he later married].

I presume he was keen for us to know that he has one — and that she’s not a ‘beard’. I don’t think he does anything without calculation.”



The British media are Hunts says:

Now the SNP know how UKIP voters feel all the time.


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