Emily Maitlis’ surgical strikes blow Mark Regev’s defence of Israel’s attack on a UN school out of the water (video)


Mark Regev, the chief spokesman for the Prime Minister of Israel, is the country’s go to guy when it comes to trying to defend the indefensible to the world’s media.  Yesterday he managed to reach a new low following Israel’s … Continue reading

Lynton Crosby’s Tory spin machine is a cancer at the heart of the British government (video)


The Australian tobacco lobbyist, Lynton Crosby, is the Conservative party’s political PR ‘guru’ and his spin machine is out of control.  His strategy to win an election involves drumming-up hatred of immigrants and the poor and ‘managing’ the news agenda to … Continue reading

Internet sex offenders: not the real thing? (Reblog of Dr. Sarah Nelson post) (video)


A recent TV debate – on whether internet offenders who view images of child sex abuse are also likely to commit contact assaults – highlights claims which bemuse and concern many of us working with child sexual abuse (CSA). Prof … Continue reading

How much did government whips know about allegations of MP’s child abuse and where are the ‘dirt books’? (video)


In former Tory MP Michael Dobbs‘ novel, House of Cards, chief whip Francis Urquhart uses the dubious personal information that party whips gather on MP’s to blackmail them into complying with the government’s (and his own) agenda. Dobbs’ (fictional) account describes … Continue reading

An unamed MP is accused of applying pressure on Simon Danczuk to withhold child sex abuse evidence (video)


An unamed MP is alleged to have tried to apply pressure on Simon Danczuk to withhold the names of possible paedophile MP’s from his evidence to a house of commons select committee examining claims of a high profile child abuse … Continue reading

The sheer scale of child sexual abuse in Britain – reblog of Nick Davies article


The following is one of a series of articles on child sexual abuse in the UK published by former journalist of the year and exposer of widespread phone hacking Nick Davies in The Guardian. In November last year, every newspaper … Continue reading

A public inquiry into an “establishment cover-up” of non-recent child abuse would not be a “stale ritual” (video)


Speaking on the Sunday Politics the Financial Times journalist and regular guest talking-head, Janan Ganesh, told viewers that he did not believe an overarching full public inquiry into proven cases of organised child abuse in childrens homes  and allegations of … Continue reading

Home Office claim that the Leon Brittan paedophile dossier has been “lost” is not credible (video)


In 2012 when the British media was tying itself up in knots about the unproven accusations against Lord McAlpine regarding the Bryn Estyn paedophile ring, one edition of the BBC’s Newsnight programme was radically changed at the last minute to avoid charges of libel. Like … 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

The FT’s take-down of Thomas Piketty is no Thomas Herndon moment (video)


Almost exactly a year ago, the core argument used by right-wingers around the world to justify accelerated budget deficit reduction, Reinhart and Rogoff’s “Growth in a Time of Debt”, was fatally undermined by Thomas Herndon, an economics graduate student, when he … Continue reading

Everything you wanted to know about Europe but were too afraid to ask (according to Newsnight) (Video)


USE YOUR VOTE ON 22 MAY   Video edited for length Video ©BBC *************************************************** Related articles In the thick of it at the UKIP carnival Finally! Nigel Farage’s vile views exposed by James O’Brien (Video) James O’Brien shows UKIP supporters why facts matter … 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

Thomas Piketty – Why we need a global wealth tax (video)


Jeremy Paxman discusses wealth inequality and a global wealth tax with Thomas Piketty author of “Capital In The 21st Century” on Newsnight (30 April 2014).   Video © BBC *********************************************** Wealth inequality and other things we don’t have to learn from … 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