Farage inventing fake laws and getting angry

Nigel Farage has been making angry videos on Twitter calling for the "EU Human Rights Act" to be scrapped. Great right? Except there's no such thing as the EU Human Rights Act. Farage, determined to get rid of human rights and take us back to some sort of 1942 Nazi-dominated Europe is attempting to rally his simpleton-Brexit supporting followers against human rights by attempting to link them with the European Union....

Wednesday, 17 February 2021 · 2 min · Paul Smith

Broken, Brexit, Britain

Hundreds of people braving snow, freezing cold temperatures and a pandemic standing in line for a soup kitchen. Welcome to Britain, after almost eleven years of Conservative Party rule. More than 200 people queuing for food Image credit: Kindness Homeless Street Team The Scottish government's response is clear in a response to the United Nations report into poverty in the UK: The evidence has long been clear that food insecurity is driven primarily by lack of income....

Wednesday, 10 February 2021 · 1 min · Paul Smith

United States in 2017 vs 2021

This is what four years of Donald Trump's presidency has led to... Donald Trump's presidency in 2017 Donald Trump's presidency in 2021

Tuesday, 19 January 2021 · 1 min · Paul Smith

The Express surprised over Brexit fishing

Hurrah, we've finally banned those pesky Norwegian fishing boats from our waters. WE ARE IN CHARGE. The Express's fishing narrative Wait what? THEY DARE BAN OUR BOATS from their WATERS? Honestly, why do people read this rubbish? It is entirely designed to increase the blood pressure in their elderly and susceptible-to-high-blood-pressure-readership.

Monday, 11 January 2021 · 1 min · Paul Smith

The Daily Mail explains what Brexit means for you

After decades of being anti-EU and years of supporting the leave campaign the Daily Mail finally posts a slightly more objective look at what the Brexit deal actually means for us. Unsurprisingly, its almost entirely negative. Daily Mail's Brexit benefits Working - That's right UK citizens now have less rights than EU citizens living in Britain. Passports - Forget using the fast-track e-gates at EU airports or Eurostar. Travel - You're now limited to 90 days stay in EU countries in any 180 day period, and pay for a visa-waver....

Sunday, 10 January 2021 · 2 min · Paul Smith

Time for British ex-pats to learn Spanish?

British "ex-pats" (as they're often referred to - when technically they're migrants) have noticed that streaming of British Sky programs no longer seems possible. Looks like sadly they'll need to integrate properly into Spain, and learn the language now - just like migrants to Britain frequently get told to. Sky Go ends streaming across the EU Joey: "My parents who voted for Brexit and then moved to Spain. A photo story....

Saturday, 2 January 2021 · 2 min · Paul Smith

The Sun now bribing people to slag off the government

Looks like the Sun, and no doubt other right-wing press owned by Murdoch or otherwise are up to their old tricks. The E-mail:From: (removed) Sent: 27 April 2010 11:15 To: (removed) Subject: request from Jenna Sloan, The Sun If you have relevant information for the media professional concerned please click this link to reply: jenna.sloan@the-sun.co.uk Request deadline: Thursday 29 April, 2010, 4:00 pm Contact me by e-mail at jenna.sloan@the-sun.co.uk My request: I’m looking for a teacher and a nurse to be case studies in The Sun next week....

Saturday, 1 May 2010 · 2 min · Paul Smith

Lee Skevington, Yeovil candidate, answering some questions

If I still lived in Yeovil, I'd be voting for this guy... He has a cool bookshelf. Answering some questions put forward by the Labour Representation Committee.

Saturday, 10 April 2010 · 1 min · Paul Smith

Tory national insurance 'tax on jobs' rubbish debunked

The Tories would like you to believe that a planned National Insurance increase of 1% for workers earning more than £20,000 a year will cause job losses. They haven't actually gone on to say anything specific about it. In the computer industry there's a little saying we have, FUD it stands for Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. Essentially the Tories are guilty of spreading FUD. They're trying to scare people into thinking this will lead to mass unemployment....

Wednesday, 7 April 2010 · 3 min · Paul Smith

The Pope: Fight the UK Equality Bill with 'missionary zeal'

So the Pope is at it again. By being at it I of course refer only to spreading the word of his god. The Pope has faced a backlash after urging Catholic bishops in England and Wales to fight the UK's Equality Bill with "missionary zeal". Pope Benedict XVI said the legislation "violates natural law". What has the Pope so worked up in the new Equalities Bill? Well in short one of the key aims is to extend discrimination protection into private clubs and associations....

Tuesday, 2 February 2010 · 2 min · Paul Smith