The Battle for Labour: Is the Party Over? (video)


Last night saw an unusual broadcast media double from the BBC’s Panorama and Channel 4’s Dispatches teams – two documentaries, both predicting the death of the Labour party, on the same night and almost the same time. Here are both … Continue reading

Trump watch 6: “I have a secret plan for ISIS, believe me” (video)


I’m still playing catch-up with everything in the world of Trump and Democalypse 2016 plus I am going back to school today – talk about making a rod for my own back… Here is last week’s Trump watch collection and, … Continue reading

Samantha Bee takes down US media faux objectivity and Trump campaign lies (video)


There is little doubt that the result of the EU referendum is nothing short of a catastrophe for the future economic security of the UK. Of course, any objective observer of the period leading to the vote may not have been … Continue reading

Trump watch 4 and 5: What Donald did on my holidays (video)


Taking time off while the Trump campaign is in full-swing means catching-up is a massively time-consuming exercise, but always an amusing one. From Rudy Giuliani in drag to Trump asking minority voters who he has racially abused to vote for him because … Continue reading

President Trump: can he really win? (Dispatches documentary video)


“Donald Trump versus Hilary Clinton is on. It’s shaping up to be the most vicious, divisive election in living memory. Continuing to stoke outrage and controversy and behind in the polls Matt Frei asks if Donald Trump can really make … Continue reading

Trump watch: surrogates, extreme vetting, and John Oliver has some advice for Donald Trump (video)


Is there a job worse than being a surrogate for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump? Trevor Noah doesn’t think so. On last Monday’s episode of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show, Noah expressed heartfelt sympathy for the people whose job is … Continue reading

Trump watch: tax cuts for the rich, gerrymandering, death threats and morons with Trevor Noah and Larry Wilmore (video)


It seems not a day goes by without another Trump furore (I’d have called them “gaffes” but it seems, in spite of the facts, he actually believes the bile and comically naïve bullsh*t that he spews). From apparently inviting his gun … Continue reading

Nigel Farage’s school friend exposes Britain’s ‘Little Hitler’ (video)


One of Nigel Farage’s school friends has written an open letter about Farage’s schoolboy fascism, and it is damning. “Dear Nigel, I won’t give my name – my family isn’t even aware I’m writing this and I wish to protect … Continue reading

Trump watch: veterans, draft dodging, nukes, and babygate (Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart and Bill Maher video)


There is no denying that last week was a tough one for Donald Trump’s campaign to be the next Republican president – albeit that the wounds suffered were wholly of Trump’s own making. Between stirring up racial tensions, exposing a penchant … Continue reading

Fear, loathing and racism at the RNC: it’s political correctness gone mad (video)


Samantha Bee gave a grim recap of last week’s Republican National Convention. The comedian kicked off the segment with a blood-spattered montage of former presidents so appalled by the state of modern politics that they all commit suicide. Bee used … Continue reading

Trumpageddon: The day after (video)


After getting a little sleep Thursday night, The Daily Show, Nightly Show and Real Time returned to review a week of madness, racism and making America hate again in Cleveland, Ohio.   The Daily Show Password: imincorrigible Video © Comedy Central … Continue reading

John Oliver on the RNC: bringing feelings to a fact fight (video)


“John Oliver returned to the late-night airwaves Sunday night following a month-long hiatus and, not surprisingly, the British comedian’s first order of business was to discuss the ongoing presidential election cycle or, as Oliver called it, the “3-D IMAX S–T-Fit … Continue reading

Republicans hit Cleveland final day: Trumpageddon (video)


Donald Trump on Thursday night accepted the nomination of the Republican Party to be president of the scorched hellscape that is the United Yet Cowering States of America. That, at least, is the interpretation of his speech offered by the … Continue reading

Republicans hit Cleveland day three: Jon Stewart returns to take down Fox News one last time (video)


Following his surprise appearance on The Late Show earlier this week to help usher The Colbert Report’s “Stephen Colbert” back into our hearts, Stewart showed up once again Thursday night to deliver an old-school Daily Show-style takedown of the Fox … Continue reading

Republicans hit Cleveland: Day two with Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah (video)


To say that the Republican National Convention is comical, would be to massively understate the degree of planned falsehood that is being used to activate the cackles of the base. Just as Vote Leave played on racist fears of immigrants … Continue reading