Why James O’Brien’s very, very wrong about the extent of UK corruption (video)


David Cameron’s recent “Corruption Summit” garnered a great deal of publicity for his alleged battle against international corruption and ‘war’ on aggressive tax avoidance. However, as well as the positive headlines, more astute commentators were at pains to point out … Continue reading

James O’Brien v Labour’s progress and Jeremy’s Corbynistas (video)


Once every 6 weeks or so, since Jeremy Corbyn assumed the mantle of the Labour leadership, James O’Brien has hosted a phone-in where he has invited supporters, the so-called Corbynistas, to call in and try to prove or explain why … Continue reading

James O’Brien v Brexit’s happy morons shutting down Obama’s free speech (video)


A month ago, ultra-conservative historian, Niall Ferguson, published an article in The Times entitled “Brexit’s happy morons don’t give a damn about the costs of leaving”. I thought that attacking so-called ‘Brexiteers’ was somewhat at odds with what I was … Continue reading

Finally, the truth about Hillsborough but you won’t read it on the front of The Sun (plus James O’Brien v the truth audio)


As Jared Ficklin wrote here, the verdicts returned at the inquest into the Hillsborough disaster of 1989 completely vindicate the 27-year campaign for justice resolutely undertaken by the families of the 96 who died. The verdicts, which will surely have … Continue reading

James O’Brien v Boris Johnson’s self-serving support for Brexit (audio)


If the polls are to be believed, the outcome of the forthcoming EU referendum is finely balanced. For reasons that are apparently obvious to many, but which this commentator is wholly in the dark about both sides of the debate … Continue reading

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

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


“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)


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

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


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

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


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)


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

James O’Brien’s only making plans for Nigel (or when is toast not toast?) (video)


On 7th May the nation voted and sealed the fate of three of the country’s political leaders, each of whom duly left the national stage forever just before lunch the next day – at least that was what we were led … Continue reading

James O’Brien vs. immigration (or stop pinching my biscuits!) (audio)


“You’re not allowed to talk about immigration these days without being called a member of the metropolitan liberal elite, it’s political correctness gone mad!” – so begins another 90 minutes or so of James O’Brien’s LBC phone-in show. It does exactly what … Continue reading

I’m with stupid: James O’Brien v UKIP supporters (audio)


James O’Brien exposes the ignorance of typical UKIP supporters in three classic phone calls.  You can find an extended version of the third call and additional ‘kippers being roasted for their stupidity live on national radio in the post: James O’Brien shows … Continue reading

How the BBC has been instrumental in the rise of UKIP (video)

WRONG! None of UKIP's claims about Romanian crime are accurate

Demonstrating a breathtaking lack of self-awareness, last Sunday, Andrew Neil mentioned yet again how surprising it is that UKIP have increased their support even though many of their leading members and candidates have been exposed as racists and homophobes. Perhaps … Continue reading