Donald Trump: the best African president America will never have (video)

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“For me, as an African, there’s just something familiar about Trump that makes me feel at home” – the new Daily Show host, Trevor Noah thinks that “The Donald” has the makings of a great African dictator. Watch the video … Continue reading

Q&A: Can Corbyn revolutionise the financial sector and the Bank of England? (video)

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Anastasia Nesvetailova, City University London Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn this week unveiled his new team of economic advisers. He hopes they will help build a set of policies capable of countering the narrative of belt-tightening austerity which delivered David … Continue reading

John Oliver does piggate (video)

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OK, so we all know that “piggate” almost certainly isn’t true, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have a little snigger about it! To watch the clip use the password: imincorrigible Video © HBO Related posts: John Oliver on … Continue reading

John Oliver on the EU’s (and the media’s) racist and inhumane treatment of migrants and refugees (video)

John Oliver migrants and refugees

If you’re a regular reader of this blog (yes, there are a few of you) I owe you an apology. I have spent the last couple of months consumed with the media’s outrageously biased and frequently unethical treatment of the … Continue reading

Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn: Parallel lines (full length video)

Corbyn Sanders New statesmamn Cover-horz

Political discourse in the US & the UK has often been closely aligned, especially since the Reagan- Thatcher era set what we now know as the ‘neo-liberal’ consensus.  But it is the failure of so-called trickle down economics and the … Continue reading

Two real-life accounts of the effect of benefits sanctions (The Conversation) (Video)

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Peter Dwyer, University of York The Department for Work and Pensions has admitted that the quotes they presented from two benefit claimants extolling the virtues of sanctions were made up. Video is not part of the original article The DWP … Continue reading

The Beeb, the bias and the bashing (The Conversation)

BBC TV handout picture. Conservative Party leader David Cameron, left, is interviewed on the Andrew Marr Show.

By: Ivor Gaber, University of Sussex My entry for the prize for the most unsurprising allegation of 2015 was the uncannily similar complaints that emanated from a number of Conservative MPs who claimed that the BBC’s reporting of the general … Continue reading

What does sex education in American schools look like? (John Oliver) (video)

Sex Ed No Screwing around

If you thought that sex education in the UK was bad then, in the words of conservative Christian America’s greatest hero, Ronald Reagan, “you ain’t seen nothing yet”. Reagan’s ultra-conservative policy exacerbated the teenage pregnancy problem and led to an … Continue reading

Is Greville Janner faking dementia to avoid child rape prosecution? (audio)

Greville Janner Faking It

Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison Saunders, knew that her decision not to prosecute Greville Janner on multiple counts of child rape would be controversial, but even she must have been surprised at the tsunami of outrage that followed her 16 April … Continue reading

Jon Stewart’s moments of Zen from his final farewell to the Daily Show (video)

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“The eulogies have been delivered, the set disassembled and the echo of Jon Stewart’s parting “bullshit-is-everywhere” monologue is fading. What now? After 16 years as America’s leading comedy/political TV satirist, Stewart leaves no clear successor even as America enters a … Continue reading

Jon Stewart to Fox News: Your hypocrisy isn’t a bug in the Fox model, it’s the feature! (video)


Jon Stewart has a long-standing feud with Fox News, and the host of The Daily Show made sure to use his last week to go out in style.  The comic and media critic was lambasted by Fox after it was … Continue reading

Donald Trump attacks GOP presidential candidates for suckling at the Koch brothers’ money teat (video)

GOP candidates suck on the teet of Koch

“For nearly all of Jon Stewart’s opening segment on his final Monday night Daily Show it seemed as if Donald Trump would be left entirely unmentioned. That’s because this time the target of the host’s scorn was this past weekend’s … Continue reading

Christian conservative parents and the virulent question of sex education in school (video)

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Given the confusion surrounding the value of providing a fully rounded sex education to children and the embarrassment that many adults feel about even discussing the subject with each other, let alone a group of giggling teenagers, it is hardly … Continue reading