James O’Brien and satire v Donald Trump’s vile and violent voters (video)


Much has been written about Donald Trump‘s incitement of his supporters to undertake acts of violence against protestors at his rallies, and all of it appears to be true. The extensive media coverage of everything Trump says and does and … Continue reading

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


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

John Oliver does piggate (video)


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

DOJ investigation proves racism is rampant in Ferguson police department (video)


Thanks to the Department of Justice investigation the world (apart from Fox News viewers) is now aware of the systemic racism that pollutes the Ferguson judicial system and especially its overwhelmingly Caucasian police force. This video tells the story of the Ferguson … Continue reading

Killing Michael Brown: Unarmed teenager “executed” with 6 shots by Ferguson’s racist militarised police (video)


Unless you have been in a coma for the last week or so you will not have been able to miss the latest “police execution” of an African-American in the US.  This time the victim was  18-year-old Michael Brown who … Continue reading

Payday loans: under-regulated, unethical and deadly (video)


Although we were told that things would be different here, the payday loan industry in the UK has largely followed the unethical business practices of their cousins in the United States.  This means extortionate interest rates, swamping late payers with … Continue reading

Immorality and Paul Singer’s Elliott Management – they’re called vulture funds for a reason (video)


There are hedge funds operating in every market where underhand amoral spivs can turn a profit.  One of the most profitable and (you guessed it) ethically questionable is the market for so-called “distressed assets”. A distressed asset is a security or other … Continue reading

Wealth inequality madness: tax policy is made by the few for the few at the expense (and with the support) of the many (video)


Any time a politician, or any public figure for that matter, tries to discuss the subject of wealth and income inequality they are immediately castigated in the right-wing media as being engaged in “class warfare“. Even president Obama, who had … Continue reading

What’s in your food? POM Wonderful vs Coca-Cola (video)


“Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy didn’t mince words during oral arguments in April between Pom Wonderful and Coca-Cola (KO). He said he found the labelling of a Coca-Cola product called Pomegranate Blueberry Flavored Blend of Five Juices misleading. That’s because it … Continue reading

Net neutrality update: FCC thinks freedom of speech is for the dingos (video)


The US Federal Communications Commission website reported technical difficulties because of heavy traffic this week hours after comedian John Oliver called on viewers to share their thoughts with the agency about what he called “cable company fuckery”. On Sunday’s episode … Continue reading

Econ 101: maximum rage about the minimum wage (video)


On Tuesday morning, Radio 4’s Today Programme and a number of centre left papers ran a story about the ‘living’ wage.  Unfortunately, this important story was then swamped by the hacking trial circus later in the morning. The reality is that the … Continue reading

Antarctica – stop coming here! (video)


A quarter of a century ago, the British government announced plans to ‘develop’ Antarctica.  Such development was part of the rush to claim and exploit the massive reserves of natural resources present in, around and under the Antarctic ice.  At the time … Continue reading

John Oliver on the anti-immigration debate (video)


Last week when Tea Party member Dave Brat beat Eric Cantor in the Republican party primary he ended any chance for immigration reform in the US during Obama’s final presidential term.  In the same way that UKIP have led the anti-immigration debate … Continue reading

Assad is an a**hole! (video)


In the recent Syrian elections, chemical weapons abuser and killer of more than 100,000 of his own people, Bashar Al-Assad ‘won’ nearly 89% of the popular vote. In this clip John Oliver, with a little help from British “sensation” Right Said … Continue reading

FIFA: the ugly face of the beautiful game (video)


Fifa’s sponsors have raised the pressure on football’s governing body following fresh bribery allegations surrounding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Sportswear giant Adidas warned that the “negative tenor of the public debate around FIFA” caused by the scandal was damaging … Continue reading