McDonald’s expect their staff to work two jobs because they won’t pay a living wage (video)


Billionaire Charles Koch, sage to the Tory right in the UK and provider of support to just about every tea party-esque group (including, obviously, the Tea Party) in the US,  wants to eliminate the minimum wage because it creates a “culture of dependency” and he … Continue reading

Wait: What? How Could You Possibly..You’ve Got To Be Kid… There Is No Way… I Can’t.. Oh My God!


The Trayvon Martin verdict is shocking and depressing (a timeline of events from CNN is reproduced towards the end of this post*). The system worked as it was supposed to and that is something that should shame the gun loving … Continue reading

You know that they’re racist when….. they imply that being black makes you more likely to be a criminal (video)


Fox host Chris Wallace continued Fox’s misguided focus on black crime rates following the acquittal of George Zimmerman, leaving out critical historical context to black crime and the perception of black violence. Due to copyright restrictions in order to watch the clip you need to type … Continue reading

Investment banks & bankers: too big (headed) to jail (video)


John Oliver on the travesty of justice that is banks and bankers negotiating with regulators to pay ‘huge’ fines (in reality no more than a few days worth of sales) for committing financial crimes rather than serving jail time. To add insult … Continue reading

The Daily Mail: Love, Nazis and Taxes (video)


The Daily Mail Ralph Miliband hatchet job is the gift that keeps on giving. For example, Viscount Rothermere and the Daily Mail’s association with Fascism goes far beyond the “Hurrah for the Blackshirts” headline of which we have all been reminded … Continue reading

Capitalism: serving God and Mammon? (video)


Fox News‘ and CNBC‘s squawking heads have a number of arguments that they like to marshal against raising the minimum wage; ranging from the following absurd gems: It’s just more government assistance; Minimum wage jobs are supposed to suck; and If the … Continue reading

Wealth inequality and other things we don’t have to learn from America (video)


It is said that what happens in the US happens in the UK shortly afterwards. This clip of the Daily Show was broadcast in August 2011 and touches on many of the same arguments used by the Conservative Party in the … Continue reading

James O’Brien shows UKIP supporters why facts matter (audio)


On 27 March, LBC‘s James O’Brien invited listeners to call him with their views about the first EU debate between Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage.  In a two hour segment he received a number of calls from across the nation.  However, … Continue reading

The Maria Miller scandal: Exes, lies and damning tapes (video)


It has been a terrible week for truth and honesty in British politics.  First we had to put-up with the charade that was the Business secretary, Vince Cable, and his Tory co-conspirators explaining how losing the hard-working British taxpayer up to … Continue reading

Royal Mail privatisation – Vince Cable’s epic fail (Video)


Yesterday, in my humble opinion Vince Cable lied to the British people in a display of dishonourable dissembling that brings our politics into disrepute and explains why so many of the British public have nothing but contempt for the political … Continue reading