Bashing Bashar

Bashing Bashar

The latest news: Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has been downloading somewhat dubious songs from iTunes, and his wife Asma has bought some furniture and been eyeing up some Christian Louboutins. There, children, is the best the Western media can do in its new-found crusade for freedom, democracy, and the utterly idiotic.

Liberate me ex inferis

Liberate me ex inferis

It has taken a mass mobilisation of the police, a sudden move towards what looks like instant justice and the usual soundbites and mealy-mouthed proclamations, but it finally appears that the spate of urban unrest and looting – or this phase of it at least – is over. As the dust is beginning to settle […]

Scraping the barrel

Scraping the barrel

Having twice been snubbed, first by the electorate and then – perhaps more gallingly – by the Liberal Democrats, those chaps and chapesses in Guardianistaworld seem pretty upset by the last week’s events. They spend much of their time pontificating and acting all holier than thou, but are actually the worst of the lot when […]

So here we begin.

So here we begin.

It has happened. David Cameron is Prime Minister, and the country has its first full coalition government since 1945. After thirteen long and often infuriating years, the Labour Party have been consigned to the opposition benches. When I try thinking back to 1997 it reads like ancient history: the days when I was still working […]

The fat lady is oiling her vocal chords…

The fat lady is oiling her vocal chords...

The Gorgon is gone. The hangover is over. Let the party begin. Well, sort of. Prime Minister Gordon Brown has this evening decided that enough is enough, and has now officially resigned. Which means we can finally give him a hearty wave goodbye. After the thin cracks in the Labour Party had become an unmanageable […]

Political Jiggerypokery and PR

Political Jiggerypokery and PR

The chit-chat is still going on about how the cards are going to fall following the recent election results, with the Labour Party resorting to some rather desperate tactics to cling onto power and keep Gordon Brown or any possible replacement safely housed in Downing Street.

Hung, drawn and quartered.

Hung, drawn and quartered.

So, with the campaigning finally over and the results coming in across the country, we have a hung parliament. The Conservatives made some stunning gains in some areas and failed to meet expectations in others; the rise of the Liberal Democrats in the media was followed by a dramatic fall when it came to the […]