Posts Tagged ‘ Self righteous pricks ’

“We couldn’t be under that system any more.”

August 31, 2014 13 Comments
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Well, the system ain’t finished with you, Mr King… In the video, Mr King told how they had wanted to leave the hospital because the NHS could not fund the proton beam treatment that they wanted for their son. ‘We couldn’t take it any more – not knowing and not being able to question anything in fear that they say, “Sorry Mr and Mrs King, emergency protection order, you’re no…

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When You Pry It From My Cold, Dead, Cracker-Holding Hands…

August 21, 2014 8 Comments
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Many popular cheeses on sale in UK supermarkets contain high levels of salt, despite meeting government reduction targets as part of the drive to improve public health, campaigners have warned. This is, of course, our old friends CASH, aided and abetted by the BMJ. Cash called on the government to introduce much more challenging targets on salt reduction in cheese as a “cost-effective” way to improve public health and to…

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Gary Younge Hails The Promised Dawning Of The Socialist Utopia!

August 17, 2014 3 Comments
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… the possibility that America’s third largest city might elect a union leader over an establishment Democrat marks a broader national shift towards progressive city politics. Across the country, from New York to Seattle and Boston to Pittsburgh, municipal authorities are swinging left. Hurrah! Onwards, comrades, to our glorious victory! But what could be the reason for this dropping of scales from eyes, so all can see the Glorious Shining…

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In Which Kanye West Finally Jumps A Megalodon-Sized Shark…

August 11, 2014 10 Comments
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…and takes the ‘racism’ industry along for the ride: Kanye West has compared the pressures of celebrity life to the US civil rights struggle of the 1960s. Leaked excerpts from West’s sworn deposition for his paparazzi assault trial saw him claiming he and other stars need to band together in the face of press persecution. “[Celebrities], as a group of minorities here in LA … have to band together to…

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“What?! No Third World Economic Refugees Or Romanian ‘Big Issue’ Sellers? Quelle Horreur!”

July 29, 2014 11 Comments
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A furious row has broken out over Boris Johnson’s plans for a “floating village” of 50 luxury homes in the Docklands. Gosh. Why? …the scheme was condemned by Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales for creating a new “yuppie ghetto” in East London and called for a total rethink. He said: ”We have always been clear that any new development must provide affordable housing and an acceptable mix of uses…

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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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But, But… We Don’t Do ‘Shame’ Anymore, Do We?

July 11, 2014 11 Comments
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Robert Walker (professor of social policy at the University of Oxford) rails against ‘shaming’ of the poor: Rather than being shameless, new research reported in my forthcoming book, The Shame of Poverty, indicates that people in poverty feel humiliation on a daily basis. Really? And what sort of decisions bring about this unfamiliar feeling to them? One lone father in our study spoke of needing to choose between furniture polish…

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Rentseeking? In The ‘Guardian’? You Shock Me…

July 8, 2014 8 Comments
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Hugh Muir is unhappy: It is a question bedevilling every liberal democracy. People must be free to think as they choose, but how to police hate? Simple, you police the expression of it. Which is what we do. Next! Consider the latest plan for policing hate in Merseyside. Staff in ethnic minority shops, notably Chinese and Indian takeaway restaurants who have been targeted by racists, will be kitted out with…

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And When This Fails To Work As You Want, Aditya?

July 2, 2014 8 Comments
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Aditya Chakrabortty on the Great Cheap Clothing Scandal Of 2014: Somewhere in Swansea is a woman whose hand I want to shake. My guess is that she’s the one responsible for giving Primark such a stonking headache over the past few days. You probably know her handiwork – at least, you will if you saw the stories about how two Swansea shoppers came back from the local Primark with bargain…

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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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The Arrogance Of The Short Distance Cyclist

June 24, 2014 7 Comments
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Stickers, you say? Why should a sticker enrage you so? For two reasons. Firstly, the “cyclists stay back” message is, at best, over-simplistic and misleading, at worst outright dangerous victim-blaming. Yeah, I feel the same way about those signs warning me to keep off the tracks – how very dare they warn me about the ‘danger of electrocution’..! And what’s with those ‘Keep away, cliff edge’ signs? How simplisting &…

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Sometimes It’s Hard To Be A Woman Eco Warrior…

June 22, 2014 3 Comments
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As Lucy Siegle found out: A high percentage of those surveyed for the Fabian report felt little or no connection to big issues such as climate change, viewed it as highly abstract and rated it at the same level of concern as dog fouling and litter. I’ve taken part in enough eco debates to know that when the session is opened to the floor, question three is always about dog…

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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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Clegg’s Big School Meals Idea Meets Cold, Hard Reality…

May 28, 2014 11 Comments
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…no surprise which wins, is it? Come September, children at Mudeford infants school in Dorset are not going to be getting hot school dinners. They’ll be eating sandwiches. Not cake, then..? Somewhere along the troubled history of the coalition’s policy to give all infant children a free school meal, the requirement for food to be hot quietly disappeared, to the relief of some headteachers. Well, finally, someone saw sense. Not…

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Harry Leslie Smith Has Odd Taste In Timepieces…

May 22, 2014 8 Comments
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Harry Leslie Smith Has Odd Taste In Timepieces…

When I heard Nigel Farage’s comment that many people over the age of 70 feel uncomfortable about homosexuality, I had to check my watch to make sure it was 2014, not 1954. Now, plenty of watches tell you the date. Some include the month. I couldn’t find any on Google Image Search that told you the year… CiF Comment of the Year should surely be awarded to this, though:  …

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