British Right-Wing Pundits

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There seems to be lots of threads about US right wing pundits but a cursory search, and searchs for "richard littlejohn" and "melanie phillips" don't bring up much of interest, so erm who are the big players? Littlejohn, Phillips, Simon Heffer? Why don't they have as big "voices" as their American counterparts? How do they differ? Do we haves over here a LIBERAL ELITE keeping them down?

erm search / destroy if you want...

acrobat, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:48 (fourteen years ago) link

And then there's Peter Hitchens

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:52 (fourteen years ago) link

People forget Clarkson, the man is probably by a fair distance Britain's most "powerful" journalist (and he came up through journo college and the local newspapers like you're meant to as well).

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:52 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm sure The Lex will be along to defend Phillips in a bit.

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:52 (fourteen years ago) link

Why? Does she like Paris Hilton too?

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:53 (fourteen years ago) link

From a hack standpoint, watching Littlejohn try and alter his rhetoric since moving from The Sun to the Mail has been pretty fascinating. He doesn't fit in at the mail, it's like watching some scally squeezed into a Matalan suit for a court appearance. He does his best work as the White Van Man spokesperson, not for people who suffer heart attacks every time the house price market changes slightly. More builder's tea than Whittards.

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:54 (fourteen years ago) link

what does Garry Bushell do now he's apparently no longer a TV critic?

Why don't they have as big "voices" as their American counterparts?

they literally have less reach? not as big a field to operate in? the media is 'bigger' in the US?

blueski, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:55 (fourteen years ago) link

Simon Heffer is too much of a hilarious cartoon villain to be properly annoying

Michael Philip Philip Philip philip Annoyman, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:56 (fourteen years ago) link

Anyway, could yr Bill O'Reillies or yr Anne Coulters drop gems like this?

Let's get the caveat out of the way from the off. The five women murdered in Ipswich were tragic, lost souls who met a grisly end. I sincerely hope whoever killed them is caught, charged and convicted.

No one with a shred of humanity would wish upon them their ghastly lives and horrible deaths. But Mother Teresa, they weren't.

And I know this might sound frightfully callous in the current hysterical, emotional climate, but we're not all guilty.

We do not share in the responsibility for either their grubby little existences or their murders. Society isn't to blame.

It might not be fashionable, or even acceptable in some quarters, to say so, but in their chosen field of "work'=", death by strangulation is an occupational hazard.

That doesn't make it justifiable homicide, but in the scheme of things the deaths of these five women is no great loss.

They weren't going to discover a cure for cancer or embark on missionary work in Darfur. The only kind of missionary position they undertook was in the back seat of a car.

Of course their friends and families are grieving. That's what friends and families do. But they should also be asking themselves if there was anything they could have done to prevent what happened.

If you discovered your daughter had gone on the game to feed her heroin habit, wouldn't you move heaven and earth to get her off it?

Frankly, I'm tired of the lame excuses about how they all fell victim to ruthless pimps who plied them with drugs. These women were on the streets because they wanted to be.

We are all capable of free will. At any time, one or all of them could have sought help from the police, or the church, or a charity, or a government agency specifically established to deal with heroin addicts. They chose not to.

The tortuous twistings of the sisterhood over the past week have been a joy to behold. The 30-yearold Spare Rib T-shirts have been brought out of mothballs and we've been treated to the All Men Are Bastards/Rapists/Murderers mantra from assorted Glendas who ought to be old enough to know better.

We've heard the well-rehearsed arguments for legalised and regulated prostitution, as if we were living under the Taliban. The fact is, we've already got de facto legal brothels on every High Street.

They're call saunas or massage parlours.

As I remarked when the Labour MP Joe Ashton was once caught in a Siamese "sauna" in Northampton, he must have been the only man in Britain ever to go to a massage parlour for a massage. It doesn't get much more glamorous than that.

These five women were on the streets because even the filthiest, most disreputable back-alley "sauna" above a kebab shop wouldn't give them house room.

The men who used them were either too mean to fork out whatever a massage parlour charges, or simply weren't fussy. Some men are actually turned on by disgusting, drug-addled street whores. Where there's demand, there'll always be supply.

This wasn't a case of women going on the game to put bread on the table, or to look after their "babies". That's what the welfare state is for. They did it for drugs.

The gormless Guardianistas simply refuse to confront this blindingly obvious reality. They would rather deify celebrity druggies such as Kate Moss and Will Self than face the truth that hard drugs wreck lives.

What I find most objectionable about all this is the attempt to make us all feel responsible for the murders. There is a nasty whiff of Lady Di about the enforced mood of mourning, with even the Old Bill coming across like hand-wringing archbishops.

At Ipswich Town's home game on Saturday, there was a minute's silence. We were supposed to believe that this was a true reflection of the community's sympathy.

I don't buy it. Most people went along with it in the spirit of emotional correctness and through fear of getting their heads kicked in if they didn't.

There was only one thing missing, but don't bet against it.

When Blair gets back from saving the Middle East, don't be surprised if he turns up at the funeral of one of these unfortunate women to deliver a lip-trembling, tear-stained eulogy: "She was the People's Prostitute".

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:56 (fourteen years ago) link

Maybe difference between US "what the government is doing is right but it is being hampered by imaginary lefty conspiracy" vs UK's more marginalised "everything everyone does is wrong and gives you cancer, whatever happened to the good old days wahhh"

Michael Philip Philip Philip philip Annoyman, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:59 (fourteen years ago) link

old people: who did the mail / sun tilt against during the thatcher years? the oppositon?

acrobat, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:01 (fourteen years ago) link

The unions

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:01 (fourteen years ago) link

Looney Left, Militant up in Liverpool, Red Ken down in London. "THEY'RE BANNING OUR KIDS FROM SINGING "BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP"" political correctness gone mad stuff.

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:02 (fourteen years ago) link

And, yeah, Scargill obviously.

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:02 (fourteen years ago) link

Ginger lefties

onimo, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:03 (fourteen years ago) link

Argies

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:04 (fourteen years ago) link

jon gaunt

djmartian, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:07 (fourteen years ago) link

And blacks.

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:08 (fourteen years ago) link

Rightwing pundits don't have quite the sway in the UK they have in the U.S. because the whole political compass is skewed a little more to the left in Britain. The UK doesn't have that gigantic Jesus-and-gun-loving constituency that exists in the U.S.

underpants of the gods, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:09 (fourteen years ago) link

because the whole political compass is skewed a little more to the left in Britain

What?

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:12 (fourteen years ago) link

You heard me.

underpants of the gods, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:13 (fourteen years ago) link

The whole political compass = right of centre main parties + "extremist crackpots"

onimo, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:13 (fourteen years ago) link

"Little" being the operative word

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:14 (fourteen years ago) link

skewed towards the US left, i.e. the right by any 20th century standard.

Ed, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:16 (fourteen years ago) link

Talking of crackpots, get a read of the Scottish Christian Party manifesto:

9. Prisons
The Scottish Christian Party believes that the much needed extra prison
capacity should be purchased from developing countries for the purpose
of catering for Scotland’s medium Security Prisons. This should take the
form of building state of the art prison facilities in developing countries
that wish to host Scottish Prisons.
Advantages would include:
1. Less overcrowded prisons, cheaper costs and greater efficiency
2. More resources at home to look after our worst offenders properly
3. More economic trade instead of aid handouts to developing
countries
4. Raising prison standards in developing countries by example and
the provision of expertise.

onimo, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:17 (fourteen years ago) link

They say this is no different to setting up call centres abroad.

onimo, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:17 (fourteen years ago) link

'by any 20th century standard'

what now?

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:18 (fourteen years ago) link

do they have less sway cos the most emotive right / left battles have been "won"? ie the unions, the acceptability of prejudice? i think they are "learning" from the american's clarkson's whole schtick is provication isn't it, look how angry i can make these daft eco-nuts!

acrobat, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:20 (fourteen years ago) link

Between 1980 and the present the whole political spectrum in the western world has been drifting rightwards back into liberalism (with certain conservative tendencies)

Ed, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:20 (fourteen years ago) link

british journalism is more frivolous and clubbable than US journalism. all UK hacks know each other. this probably isn't so much the case in the states.

yes ed i know. but the idea that liberalism is the worst the 20th century right has to offer is batshit insane. as is the idea that welfare capitalism was some kind of 'left'. even without factoring in the fact that at the start of the century liberalism was kind of... left-wing.

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:24 (fourteen years ago) link

outsourcing prisons to eastern european countries in the EC - who will be the first New Labour or Tories?

djmartian, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:26 (fourteen years ago) link

Send 'em all to Botany Bay.

I think for historical reasons the U.S. has this strong libertarian streak (ie right to bear arms etc.) coupled with a strong religious/puritan streak. Put the two together and they coelesce into a very strong, very dynamic right-wing culture that simply doesn't exist in the UK. And that's why rightwing pundits don't have so much sway. I mean David Cameron would be quite a bit to the left of most Democrat candidates.

underpants of the gods, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:27 (fourteen years ago) link

I mean David Cameron would be quite a bit to the left of most Democrat candidates.

Not where it matters he isn't

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:29 (fourteen years ago) link

Rightwing pundits have an absolute fuckload of sway, party politics is an irrelevence here. Ask White Van Man what he thinks about asylum seekers.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:29 (fourteen years ago) link

I would say that liberalism was progressive not left- wing per say. And whether or not you think 'welfare capitalism' is of the left or not, the centre is to the right of even that now.

Ed, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:30 (fourteen years ago) link

xpost to Tom D.

Where it matters? Well for a start I'm guessing Cameron's not going to dismantle the NHS in any fundamental way. Can you imagine a serious Democrat candidate proposing universal, free-at-the-point-of-service healthcare?

underpants of the gods, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:32 (fourteen years ago) link

british reactionary right is xenophobic and defensive rather than on constant attack like the americans?

acrobat, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:32 (fourteen years ago) link

Where it matters? Well for a start I'm guessing Cameron's not going to dismantle the NHS in any fundamental way. Can you imagine a serious Democrat candidate proposing universal, free-at-the-point-of-service healthcare?

We'll see how good that guess is when he wins the next election. Cameron isn't proposing universal, free-at-the-point-of-service healthcare either, we've already got it. Cameron is only "radical" when it comes to wearing a wind turbine on your head or cycling backwards on a bicycle made entirely of radishes

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:35 (fourteen years ago) link

You sure you're not mixing up David Cameron with John Otway?

Marcello Carlin, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:38 (fourteen years ago) link

And Wild Willie Whitelaw?

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:38 (fourteen years ago) link

upthread are you dudes talking economic or social liberalism? or both?

acrobat, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:41 (fourteen years ago) link

both

Ed, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:42 (fourteen years ago) link

xpost

Sure, Cameron didn't come up with free healthcare! But the political climate is such that he'd have a hard time getting rid of it. Which underlines my point about the political background being skewed more leftwards in the UK, despite years of Thatcher/Blair.

underpants of the gods, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:43 (fourteen years ago) link

"Cameron isn't proposing universal, free-at-the-point-of-service healthcare either, we've already got it."

well except for things involving teeth or eyes, ie the only two things i ever go in for...

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:44 (fourteen years ago) link

just going to say

Alan, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:45 (fourteen years ago) link

We'll see how hard a time he has getting rid of it, it'll be less hard than you think once he persuades the middle classes it's in their interest (xxpost)

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:46 (fourteen years ago) link

Well, I think if it were politically possible to get rid of the NHS, it would have already been done. Anyway, doesn't Cameron have a disabled kid or something. He probably uses the NHS more than the average Tory.

underpants of the gods, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:49 (fourteen years ago) link

They are getting rid of it already, piece by piece

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:49 (fourteen years ago) link

um guys the nhs is already on the way out...

xpost!

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:50 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm still on the Spanish war thing (thanks for that link calzino btw, it is fascinating). Leonard Barnes seems like a dude.

emil.y, Thursday, 29 July 2021 16:23 (one month ago) link

xxxp would suggest that it is "nothing" in the sense that it has not been thought about in enough depth to be even considered an idea, it's not badly phrased, it's just utter stupidity presented very poorly.

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 29 July 2021 16:26 (one month ago) link

just look at this, should be a really simple joke, she simply cannot put the words together properly

I’m really worried that it was coming home but it was being delivered by Hermes, so they prematurely said it was home but it’s not actually here and it might be lost in transit forever...

— Flora Gill (@FloraEGill) July 11, 2021

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 29 July 2021 16:28 (one month ago) link

should say thanks to calzino for the Revolutions suggestion, Francisco Madero truly is the Kier Starmer of early 20th century Mexico.

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 29 July 2021 16:32 (one month ago) link

Baron Boris Vladimirovich Stürmer - the Kieth of early 20th century Russia, but he was actually a PM for some time so perhaps not!

calzino, Thursday, 29 July 2021 17:47 (one month ago) link

This is such a brutal putdown

It reminds me of an incident a few years ago in which a group of lefty men denigrated me as “Chuka Umunna’s intern” because they couldn’t get their head round the fact a woman with brown skin might be on a think tank advisory board. (They didn’t target anyone else on that board.)

— Sonia Sodha (@soniasodha) July 30, 2021

xyzzzz__, Friday, 30 July 2021 12:12 (one month ago) link

Sonia is such a load of garbage. Good to see her getting rinsed.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 30 July 2021 12:13 (one month ago) link

"Student-like nature of their politics"

Incidentally, that’s why I momentarily liked a tweet that was a dig at the student-like nature of their politics. I unliked it pretty quickly though because I felt it was a bit beneath me - when they go low, we go high after all 😉.

— Sonia Sodha (@soniasodha) July 30, 2021

nashwan, Friday, 30 July 2021 12:30 (one month ago) link

It would be pitiful except, y'know, paid loads of money to be this thick

i wish i had cuck feet (Noodle Vague), Friday, 30 July 2021 12:33 (one month ago) link

Whatever Novara's faults that was a pretty good piece on Corbyn and Starmer. The liking and unliking of Kamm's tweet is the thing I'd call infantile.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 30 July 2021 12:47 (one month ago) link

rare footage of the "rob (dog)" cited in the review:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fe/Rob_para_dog.jpg

mark s, Friday, 30 July 2021 13:17 (one month ago) link

TIL that the victoria cross for animals is called the "dickin' medal"

mark s, Friday, 30 July 2021 13:27 (one month ago) link

I knew this and have always had big questions about what constitutes bravery in an animal

i wish i had cuck feet (Noodle Vague), Friday, 30 July 2021 13:34 (one month ago) link

I bet Rob would have traded that silly award in for a nice big ham bone .. oo-er

calzino, Friday, 30 July 2021 13:36 (one month ago) link

my dog is very brave he runs into barbed wire like it's string and sometimes attempts to digest whole socks, he'd be make a great military labbie.

calzino, Friday, 30 July 2021 13:42 (one month ago) link

It is extremely funny to me that journalists have been heavily On Twitter for so long but they *still* simply cannot believe that normal people are allowed to respond to - even critique! - them. They've been in the denial stage of grief over this for over a decade now lol

— ACAB Rees-Mogg (@jelly_pack) July 30, 2021

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 30 July 2021 14:16 (one month ago) link

I guess before social media the idea writers were smarter than their readers was pretty common. Most writers that struggle with what the tweet is describing started out before then.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 30 July 2021 17:36 (one month ago) link

not sure how consciously strategic it was, but one of the innovations of the gawker stable -- its layers of internal chat-groups, like kinja (which was i believe propietary and intended as a selling point) but also a semi-dedicated slack, which evolved alongside it, meant that a large-ish gang of writers came up very used to a kind of pre-emptive collective process of crypto-editing-by-competing-readers, a much less intimately secluding editing context than existed in the old days… which i think has made it less startling -- for that micro-generation of writers -- to have to adapt to the presence in social media of large gangs of highly critical readers joking abt yr work in friendly and in unfriendly ways. there's still an inside and an outside to the banter -- and the tale of that stable didn;t exactly go smoothly and always had other issues, but that's a development (including a potential for managed transparency) that the older publishing structures don't seem to have adapted well to. i think bcz it entails major challenges to established hierarchy (tho i likely establishes new hierarchies and also exarcerbates the problem of writers obsessing much too much in public abt the inner proecudures of publishing) (not that i mind, i love that shit)

mark s, Friday, 30 July 2021 18:40 (one month ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E8pd0YLWUAQUHG0?format=jpg&name=900x900

this spiffing chap who is married to the PM's press secretary and is best mates with Rishi has a solution to the stress the chaotic UK government has given rise to: find some solace in the season finale of The Crown that will never get made because of too much paedophile and death content.

calzino, Friday, 13 August 2021 07:56 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Lionel Shriver going full Waitrose-Katie-Hopkins in The Spectator today.

‘More than a third of UK births now involve at least one foreign-born parent; in parts of London, 80 per cent of births are to foreign--born mothers.’

✍️ Lionel Shriverhttps://t.co/AveBeSWR5Z

— The Spectator (@spectator) August 30, 2021

fc_TEFH28mo (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 31 August 2021 10:00 (three weeks ago) link

if there was such a thing as a functioning "cancel-culture" you'd never hear another word from this one hit wonder

calzino, Tuesday, 31 August 2021 10:05 (three weeks ago) link

She has released SEVEN novels in the past decade and only one has a Wikipedia article, that's pretty telling.

fc_TEFH28mo (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 31 August 2021 10:12 (three weeks ago) link

yeah there is definitely a correlation between declining book sales and increasing desperate shouty loudness of her racism

calzino, Tuesday, 31 August 2021 10:14 (three weeks ago) link

is the window shifting a bit so that replacement theory is now part of a "robust debate" rather than rabid fringe fascist blathering?

calzino, Tuesday, 31 August 2021 10:26 (three weeks ago) link

She writes that Tweet like she’s not foreign-born herself.

the thin blue lying (suzy), Tuesday, 31 August 2021 14:54 (three weeks ago) link

no she’s not she’s white. headline & terminology is just a bit of arse covering misdirection

great replacement shit has been mainstream here for a while tbh liberals and more than a few leftists have been entertaining it for years too

Left, Tuesday, 31 August 2021 16:33 (three weeks ago) link

Not sure Lionel schriver is a liberal. Not many liberals are into loyalism despite being from America

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 05:26 (three weeks ago) link

Hold on one of my parents was 'foreign'! Although since they were also white I suppose it's not an issue, phew. Hoping for "The Great Pundit Replacement" to happen some time soon although not holding my breath.

john landis as man being smashed into window (uncredited) (Matt #2), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 08:10 (three weeks ago) link

the number of self-identifying Irish-Americans are six times that of the current RoI population, but they are a great set of white American lads!

calzino, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 08:21 (three weeks ago) link

She’s from northern Irish prod stock and explicitly identifies as a Unionist.

the thin blue lying (suzy), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 08:49 (three weeks ago) link

there's a cosy photo of her with a UFF mug

fc_TEFH28mo (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 08:52 (three weeks ago) link

This pic will never not be shown when she pops up on here...

Nice mug. pic.twitter.com/g0u4QXZ3eu

— Mupper (@mupper2) August 31, 2021

fc_TEFH28mo (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 08:52 (three weeks ago) link

xped by CAL I was right!

yeah I vaguely remember her posting a pic with a UDA cup or something like that

calzino, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 08:55 (three weeks ago) link

She's a worthless troll. So, of course, she has no problem finding platforms for her worthless trolling.

"Bobby Gillespie" (ft. Heroin) (Tom D.), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 08:57 (three weeks ago) link

Just trying to imagine how much work a left-wing journalist would get if they posed with an IRA mug, guessing literally none.

fc_TEFH28mo (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 09:01 (three weeks ago) link

I remember a R4 program by her with no racist content, more sort of talking about her childhood and her transformation into a great writer. She's very dull and most certainly never has suffered from imposter syndrome or any kind of self doubt.

calzino, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 09:08 (three weeks ago) link

I see her husband is a jazz drummer, perhaps she can get him a strap on bass drum as a pressie and they can go on a romantic marching season holiday.

calzino, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 10:32 (three weeks ago) link

^^^the marching season joke that needed to happen somehow.

FTR my Irish ancestors were Protestant but AFAICT they were Methodist so probably not at all sectarian.

the thin blue lying (suzy), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 11:15 (three weeks ago) link

Dorian is now writing for the cow blog

Enjoyed this piece by @Dorianlynskey about the lack of strong negative opinions at the moment in criticism. https://t.co/aAn5yr9KT0 It's something I think about a lot in terms of film-writing right now, and I think Dorian gets to the heart of it.

— Caspar Salmon (@CasparSalmon) September 6, 2021

xyzzzz__, Monday, 6 September 2021 09:22 (two weeks ago) link

sharing space with the likes of Douglas Murray now is it? lol what a wanker

calzino, Monday, 6 September 2021 10:25 (two weeks ago) link

He has been for a while but I think they pay many people £1 per word. Not that I would ever want to write for them.

the thin blue lying (suzy), Monday, 6 September 2021 10:26 (two weeks ago) link

using that risible Scott Tobias piece on Shrek as an example of critics being silenced by the twitter mob is quite unworthy of a quid a word!

calzino, Monday, 6 September 2021 10:33 (two weeks ago) link

To mark 20 years since 9/11 Brendan has provided us with an extra-specially-stupid take, I mean this one is going to be really hard to beat.

https://i.imgur.com/qxjFd5P.png

edited to reflect developments which occurred (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 10 September 2021 20:12 (two weeks ago) link

How can there be so little brain lurking within Brendan's massive noggin?

"the fancy things" being his nads, etc (stevie), Saturday, 11 September 2021 09:18 (two weeks ago) link

and LOL I just discovered that Spiked have blocked me on Twitter. Such snowflakes.

"the fancy things" being his nads, etc (stevie), Saturday, 11 September 2021 09:20 (two weeks ago) link

i'm not saying Brendan isn't a 5 watt bulb, but he also knows what he's doing with stuff like the Osama piece, who he's playing to, and how he's shaping the long term background music

cheesons to be rearful (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 11 September 2021 09:58 (two weeks ago) link

not sure how this one is playing (he has long ago blocked me) but surely this take is so ridiculous that even his usual fans will be going "nah"

edited to reflect developments which occurred (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 11 September 2021 10:02 (two weeks ago) link

One of the best things about the pandemic is that Brendan O'Neill has disappeared from our TV screens, the only Spiked person you regularly see these days is Ella Whelan but, to compensate, she is on everything.

How does Spock's brain come into this? (Tom D.), Saturday, 11 September 2021 10:36 (two weeks ago) link

baldlisted by the UK establishment because they just can't handle the bald truth

calzino, Saturday, 11 September 2021 10:47 (two weeks ago) link

just a neutral news aggregation service pic.twitter.com/SSLgXPLCBZ

— 𝔐𝔞𝔤𝔫𝔢𝔱𝔰 🧲 (@PerthshireMags) September 14, 2021

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 20:29 (one week ago) link


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