Republicans hit Cleveland final day: Trumpageddon (video)

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Donald Trump on Thursday night accepted the nomination of the Republican Party to be president of the scorched hellscape that is the United Yet Cowering States of America. That, at least, is the interpretation of his speech offered by the … Continue reading

Republicans hit Cleveland day three: Jon Stewart returns to take down Fox News one last time (video)

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Following his surprise appearance on The Late Show earlier this week to help usher The Colbert Report’s “Stephen Colbert” back into our hearts, Stewart showed up once again Thursday night to deliver an old-school Daily Show-style takedown of the Fox … Continue reading

Republicans hit Cleveland: Day two with Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah (video)

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To say that the Republican National Convention is comical, would be to massively understate the degree of planned falsehood that is being used to activate the cackles of the base. Just as Vote Leave played on racist fears of immigrants … Continue reading

Republicans hit Cleveland: Day one with Samantha Bee (video)

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“Samantha Bee could not have returned from her summer vacation soon enough. On night one of the GOP convention, the Full Frontal host wasn’t in Cleveland yet—you will have to wait for a special episode airing Wednesday—and was still safely … Continue reading

Trump’s Angry America meets Brexit’s Racist Britain (video)

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It is famously said that the United States and Great Britain are two nations separated by a common language, but when it comes to the vocabulary of racism it seems we are not that different at all. Of course, it … Continue reading

Bill Maher battles Frank Luntz and why are Trump’s kids running his campaign? (video)

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GOP pollster Frank Luntz really set Bill Maher off on Friday, when he attacked the host for cracking jokes instead of engaging in serious discussion. Luntz kept insisting that Donald Trump is doing well, and Maher said that’s only the case “because … Continue reading

Republicans hit Cleveland: Day one with Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart (video)

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“In his first live “Late Show” broadcast since the start of the Republican National Convention, Stephen Colbert promised the return of an old friend from his basic-cable days, but instead, viewers got to see two familiar faces: first, Jon Stewart, … Continue reading

Uruguay’s victory against Big Tobacco is more than just a local triumph (incl John Oliver video)

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Uruguay recently won a landmark case against the tobacco firm Philip Morris International. The company sued the Latin American state after it introduced two measures affecting tobacco packaging: that graphic health warnings cover 80% of cigarette packets, and that tobacco … Continue reading

Trump tells world “I’m my own adviser” as he retweets racist tweets (video)

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Let me begin by offering you all my sincerest apologies. “Nobody’s perfect”, is a phrase you will almost never hear me say to excuse the behaviour of anyone. Not me, not my friends and certainly not Donald Trump. After nearly a … Continue reading

Boris Johnson: Britain’s undiplomatic new diplomat-in-chief (The Conversation) (video)

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Within hours of taking office, the UK’s new prime minister Theresa May picked one of the most undiplomatic people in modern British politics to serve as the United Kingdom’s diplomat-in-chief. The surprise announcement that former London mayor Boris Johnson is … Continue reading

Trump too busy to take advantage of Hillary’s email farrago (video)

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It looks as though Hillary Clinton will escape the State Department email scandal without being indicted, but she did not escape comedian Trevor Noah Tuesday without taking a few shots. In a press conference led by FBI Director James Comey … Continue reading

Andrea Leadsom, personal scrutiny and the pressures of modern British politics (The Conversation) (video)

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Andrea Leadsom’s decision to withdraw from the Conservative Party leadership contest dramatically concluded the search for Britain’s next Prime Minister. But as Theresa May prepares to enter 10 Downing Street it’s worth reflecting on the levels of scrutiny now facing … Continue reading

Brexit: what does the US think of what we have done? (video)

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Being British means that, for most of my life, I have been able to share in that certain level of condescension that we have when it comes to our American cousins. You know the one. The one that sneered at … Continue reading

John Oliver vents his spleen over UK’s Brexit vote (video)

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“John Oliver, already known as a vocal opponent of Brexit, has delivered a furious monologue attacking the British prime minister and key figures in the campaign for the UK to leave the EU. “The United Kingdom,” the British host of … Continue reading

Exposure: Abused and Betrayed by Clement Freud (video)

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“Sir Clement Freud, the late politician and broadcaster, has been accused of abusing two girls in the late 1940s and 1970s. Two women have told ITV Exposure of the abuse they suffered at the hands of Freud, who died in … Continue reading