Monthly Archives: June 2012

Ways in which Chloe Smith could have handled the Newsnight interview better: 1 – send a cardboard cut-out

PAXMAN: WIth us in the studio is a cardboard cut-out of Treasury minister Chloe Smith. Well, minister, when were you told of the plan? CARDBOARD CUT-OUT OF SMITH : [looks plaintively into middle distance] PAXMAN: I’m asking for a statement … Continue reading

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Jimmy Carr statement in full

I appreciate as a comedian, people will expect me to ‘make light’ of this situation, but I’m not going to in this statement as this is obviously a serious matter. I met with a commissioning editor at Channel 4 and … Continue reading

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Spartacus restored scene – starring David Cameron

Cameronus: Do you steal? Antoninus: No, master. Cameronus: Do you lie? Antoninus: Not if I can avoid it. Cameronus: Have you… ever dishonoured the Revenue? Antoninus: No, master. Cameronus: Do you refrain from these vices out of fear of a … Continue reading

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ITV confirms new Assange sitcom

ITV has confirmed that its new sitcom Asylum! featuring Julian Assange getting into amusing escapades in a small maisonette flat, doubling up as the Ecuadorian embassy, will go into production with a pilot episode, Diplomatic Cor! Asylum! will see the reuniting … Continue reading

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Multi-purpose political commentary video clip for use in the current climate

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Introducing Loveandgarbage’s new social media start-up: Garbagen

It gives me great pleasure to introduce my new social media outlet, Garbagen, which takes all the good bits from twitter and other social media (but without contravening any intellectual property, naturally) and ditches them. Instead Garbagen will be a new … Continue reading

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Club 12

The first step in the future development of Scottish football was taken today when my former Subbuteo training team, Club 12, gained official recognition from the Scottish Premier League. Club 12, used as a holding formation when I was practising Subbuteo skills … Continue reading

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Craig Whyte and the floating charge

During most televised news discussions about the Rangers financial debacle at one point the interviewer, sighing wearily, will say – as if he (it’s usually a he) understands what he’s talking about, “And what about Craig Whyte’s floating charge?” This … Continue reading

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Thought for the day – the Hunt affair

Think how badly the backbench Conservative MPs littering twitter and the airwaves expressing the apparent belief that Jeremy Hunt and his office (including his special adviser for whom he was under the ministerial code personally responsible) handled the BSkyB bid appropriately, despite … Continue reading

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Clive Tyldesley bingo

Remember to get your Clive Tyldesley bingo card ready for the big matches on ITV. “1966” A reference to Sir Geoff and 1966. Referring to the years of hurt since 1966. A reference to “that night in Barcelona” Some suggestion … Continue reading

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Failing to leave children in a pub: an apology

It has come to my attention today that unlike many senior politicians and a number of well-spoken individuals contacting radio phone-in shows I have not forgotten how many children that I have and accidentally left one or two of them in … Continue reading

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Cameron and Hunt – a tale of misjudgment #leveson

I am not keen to add more to the weight of blog commentary on Jeremy Hunt, and David Cameron’s handling of the business. I’ve made my views clear already using the medium of heavy-handed satire. However, there are one or … Continue reading

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Jubilee coverage

I watched the tennis but caught a few minutes of the boat thing.  Great commentary on the Beeb – an excerpt appears below.

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BREAKING: Bletchley Park set task of breaking ministerial code

The corpse of the late Alan Turing has been reanimated to perform a special exercise at Bletchley Park following concerns from the public that the ministerial code is unbreakable after the Prime Minister’s response to the Leveson inquiry evidence of Jeremy Hunt. A casual … Continue reading

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