Posts Tagged ‘ Read and Weep ’

How Will Sacking Someone For Telling Truths You Don’t Want To Hear ‘Help Community Relations’, Then..?

July 23, 2014 3 Comments
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Joseph Wakim is outraged: Baird is not responsible for appointments made by his predecessor. Asking Alhadeff politely to resign for his comments, made at such a tense time, would be the moral thing to do. It would be pro-harmony. And what did he do? Well, so far as I can see, he refused to play the ‘Yeah, but…’ game… Wearing his CEO hat, Alhadeff issued a community update on 9…

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So…The Customer Is Always Right?

July 17, 2014 1 Comment
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So…The Customer Is Always Right?

Young attractive furl discovered during the World Cup and signed up for top modelling job. Hurrah, right? But wait… She has a hobby. A pastime. A perfectly legal one. Doesn’t matter: Well, you sat, that’s up to L’Oreal, they know their customer base. But…do they? Well, I guess L’Oreal is happy to chase the moron dollar…

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Ghastly Harpies…

June 30, 2014 7 Comments
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…by which, for once, I don’t mean the harridans of the Labour front bench, but the ‘anti-rape activists’ who are whining that a false-rape alleger has finally got a decent sentence: There was anger from women’s rights campaigners who claimed that such severe sentences would put off rape victims from going to the police for fear they could face prosecution if allegations were not proven. There were cries of “Shame”…

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Yes, And This Is Why Hoaxes Can Happen…

June 28, 2014 2 Comments
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The family of a three-year-old girl, whose story of being asked to leave a KFC because the youngster’s facial scars were “scaring customers” went viral, are facing down claims that the entire thing was an elaborate hoax. Well, it’s not unknown, is it? However, a source supposedly close to the situation, who has spoken on the condition of anonymity, told the Laurel Leader-Call, that CCTV footage from the day the…

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Superintendent Hobbs Goes To The Movies…

June 26, 2014 3 Comments
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With Sussex council taxpayers money, of course: He said:”It is a pleasure to support such a worthwhile cause. Anything we can do to highlight the stigma and challenges that the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities face is extremely important and I can’t wait to sit down and enjoy the show.” Would you fork out for it with your own money then, Superintendent?

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Spare Me From The ‘Crusader For Justice’…

May 30, 2014 10 Comments
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Hardly a day goes by, says Phil Shiner, without him or someone who works for him receiving abuse or worse. Is he an estate agent? A cop? A traffic warden? Why, no. He’s a Catholic, a committed socialist, who believes passionately in social justice. Those are his guides. Hmmm… Shiner, 57, is the Birmingham-based lawyer who is the scourge of the British Army, bringing case after case alleging brutality against…

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About Time!

May 26, 2014 6 Comments
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Sophie Heawood takes out an onion for another unsympathetic cause: Just when you thought our trigger-happy leaders might finally have run out of easy targets – disabled people who can’t run from the Atos testers, foster parents to charge with a bedroom tax – it seems they have found another one. Oh, really? Single mums who need help making an absent father pay for his children – it’s your turn…

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And Do You Fail To See The Irony?

May 20, 2014 13 Comments
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And Do You Fail To See The Irony?

“The fact is Britain remains a hugely unequal country for black and ethnic minority people,” said Mr Khan, the son of an immigrant bus driver, at an event staged in Tower Hamlets by Operation Black Vote. *shakes head sadly* Mt Khan, of course, doesn’t want equality. He wants affirmative action: Launching a consultation on policy ideas for the 2015 Labour manifesto, Mr Khan outlined several firm policy plans, including: Police…

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Signs You Might Have Sent Your Child To The Wrong School…

May 14, 2014 7 Comments
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“Shoeless classrooms were brought in to improve the learning environment… Wha..? …and have nothing to do with the carpet tiles – we haven’t had any new carpets fitted since 2007. “On Friday as lunch was being prepared the fire alarm began to sound. “The whole school followed evacuation procedures and left the building quickly and safely. “During the afternoon children with wet socks or tights were given spare dry ones…

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And Just So You Can Be Sure To Be Offended…

May 4, 2014 1 Comment
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…we’ll reprint every one! News Shopper readers have reacted after a series of offensive tweets and social media comments followed the death of a woman hit by a train in Petts Wood yesterday. She wasn’t ‘hit by a train’ in some accident – that would be a genuine tragedy that few would fail to sympathise with – she committed suicide in the most grotesquely public way possible, short of self-immolation.…

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Why Isn’t John Pilger Shouting About This From The Rooftops?

April 7, 2014 2 Comments
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After all, he seems less than keen on stealing children when the Australian State does it. Or is it OK if the UK State does it? A unique High Court bid by social workers from Haringeyto break up a family by giving two young children new identities and banning their five older sisters and brothers from seeing them was stopped in its tracks by a judge today. Senior Family Division…

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When You’re In A Hole, Stop Digging, Hans!

March 30, 2014 4 Comments
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The Nuclear Security Summit is taking place in The Hague today and tomorrow, and has brought leaders from 53 countries together to discuss ways of combating nuclear terrorism. The catering company responsible for feeding the leaders and delegates has made a controversial staffing decision: No female serving staff are working in the plenary room where the main talks are being held. Instead, only men over 25 have been given the…

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Questions No Avid Book Reader Really Frets About…

March 22, 2014 10 Comments
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A week after publishing ‘The Public Voice of Women’, Mary Beard’s lecture on the silencing of women throughout history, the London Review of Books issued a pre-emptive defence of their own editorial policy on women contributors. The statement went out on an episode of Radio 4′s Open Book in which presenter Mariella Frostrup asked why women writers are reviewed less, and write fewer reviews, than their male counterparts. Who really…

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Economic Reality: The Novel

March 16, 2014 3 Comments
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Weep! Weep for the authors! Ever since the credit crunch of 2008 writers have been tightening belts, cutting back and, in extreme cases, staring into an abyss of penury. Just like…everyone else? Yes, I believe so. Why should they be different, after all? Thomson remembers exactly when this party came to a stop. He was at a publishing do in the autumn of 2008 and had fallen into conversation with…

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Pointless Gestures, For The Children!

March 12, 2014 10 Comments
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A council has banned new takeaway businesses from opening near secondary schools before 5pm on weekdays. Town hall bosses say they have acted to protect youngsters as some single meals from takeaways can contain almost an entire calories allowance for an adult. Only some youngsters, clearly. No need to worry about the others: The change to planning regulations applies to new businesses opening within 400 metres of high schools and…

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