James O’Brien v “cretinous” Corbyn and socialist Sanders (video)

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“Long-term economic plan”, “tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime”, “weaponise the NHS” – like it or not, in these days of spin rooms, soundbites and political PR advisers we have become accustomed to a certain style of political messaging. … Continue reading

James O’Brien v Eurosceptics (audio)

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As David Cameron’s so-called EU renegotiation rumbles along, under the pressure of a push for a June poll, there has been a notable absence of impartial evidence about the pros and cons of the UK remaining in the EU. This … Continue reading

No Fox News, no problem: Colbert’s Trump v. Trump debate (video)

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Donald Trump decided to drop out of the Republican party nomination debate on Fox News which may have disappointed the rabble that he loves to rouse, but that wasn’t the only positive outcome. “If Fox News has no Trump, then I … Continue reading

Stephen Colbert skewers Donald Rumsfeld over Iraq and the rise of ISIS (video)

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On Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert interviewed former George W Bush henchman Donald Rumsfeld who had agreed to visit the Late Night with Stephen Colbert studio primarily to talk about his new “Churchill Solitaire” app. After some initial soft soaping, Colbert … Continue reading

A week in the mad world of Donald Trump with Stephen Colbert (video)

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Casual observers could be forgiven for thinking Donald Trump is about to be inaugurated as the next President of the United States; after all, what could possibly be the reason for the hourly reporting of his every imbecilic utterance across the world’s … Continue reading

Explainer: why Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘third way’ for Trident actually makes sense (video)

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By Nick Ritchie, University of York Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn recently floated the possibility of a “third way” for Britian’s nuclear weapons policy: instead of either complete nuclear disarmament or replacing Trident with a like-for-like system, he has suggested building replacement … Continue reading

Sarah Palin endorses Trump: the farce awakens (video)

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Sarah Palin‘s appearance at Trump’s stump speech in Iowa was supposed to be a big surprise, but the ‘secret’ such as it was, leaked within hours of Trump’s teaser announcement. Even so, her appearance was met with plenty of whooping … Continue reading

Andrew Marr’s interview frames Jeremy Corbyn as a 1980s throwback (video)

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Andrew Marr‘s interview with Labour party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, on his eponymously named show this morning was a masterclass in how to frame an interview to reflect the personal bias of the interviewer rather than to impartially elicit newsworthy information … Continue reading

Who are Trump’s voters? (video)

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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah has had a good laugh at Donald Trump‘s expense throughout his Presidential nomination campaign, but with him continuing to ride high in the polls, Jordan Klepper decided to see what kind of person would … Continue reading

James O’Brien v Simon Danczuk the ‘sex pest’ (audio & video)

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On 12th January 2016, Simon Danczuk voluntarily attended a Lancashire police interview about a rape allegation. It is unclear whether this is the same allegation made in the Mail on Sunday by his (first) ex-wife or by a possible third-party. … Continue reading

What Jeremy Hunt isn’t telling you about the junior doctors’ strike will shock you (James O’Brien show)

James OB and Junior Doctors

Yesterday’s James O’Brien Show on LBC was a classic for so many reasons, but mainly because unlike any other broadcast media outlets, doctors involved in the dispute with Conservative policy were given a platform for three hours to explain what … Continue reading

John Oliver destroys Syrian “terrorists posing as refugees” hypocrisy (video)

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Following the Paris attacks, right-wing parties across Europe and in the US used the fact that one of the perpetrator’s appeared to have gained access to France by claiming he was a refugee to argue that all refugees were possible terrorists … Continue reading

How easy is it to go from ‘gun idiot’ to ‘idiot with a gun’ in America? (video)

Jordan Klepper Gun

The Daily Show railed into U.S. gun culture challenging the frequently espoused talking point that “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is good guys with a gun.” Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper sets out to go “from gun idiot to … Continue reading

Donald Trump wants to “bang his own daughter” (video)

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We all suspected that there was something very creepy going on with Donald Trump. His racist demagoguery quite frankly makes my stomach churn. Even so, the idea that he can ‘joke’ about having relations with his own daughter has seen him … Continue reading

The “criminal courts charge” is criminalising poverty but where’s the justice?

John Oliver municipal violations

It’s not only the monstrous and still widening wealth inequality gap that is now the same as in 19th century Britain; it’s also our debtors’ prisons. Introduced by stealth towards the final days of the coalition government by Tory imbecile … Continue reading