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No More UCAS and More of UrCASh: Student Chaos in England

August 18, 2011

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READERS WARNING. This article is no better than its headline… Yesterday, the dreaded envelopes penetrated letter boxes all over the UK, fell all-too-fast to the ground and remained there, all-knowing and malevolent until that fateful moment they were opened. THE SMUG BASTARDS. Ecstatic cuddle, disappointed tut, full-blast hay-maker to the chin: each parent handles their child’s results differently […]

David Starkey’s Outrageous Malarkey…

August 16, 2011

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David Starkey is a critically acclaimed historian, celebrated scholar and TV presenter however he is more famously known as an unhinged lunatic. Starkey is infamous for saying inappropriate, even idiotic things whilst being broadcast live to millions of people… yet I can’t bring myself to hate him. Over the years the man has “let slip” more than […]

Go Compare: Put Yer Mascot in a Casket

August 15, 2011

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“Go Compare” His name is Gio Compario, his insidious song-like yelps quite rightly make him the world’s most detestable man. He is the face of insurance middle-man company… Go Compare. First of all, let me say this, if Gio is the face of the company, I fear the company’s ass. Probability dictates that it would […]

London’s Burning: A Fool’s Hopeless Speculation

August 9, 2011

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Scenes of destruction in Tottenham and other outskirts of London have shocked the British public this week. Naturally the riots in London and the Midlands have been at the center of attention in all news outlets. Upon reading, I saw the words: “YOUTHS” and “RIOTS” used in conjunction with worrying banal usage and I despaired. Why do they […]

James Bond and Britain’s Changing Society

August 6, 2011

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“Bond, James Bond”:  First said by James Bond… With the 23rd James Bond movie going into production later this year I have decided to take a retrospective look at how 007 has developed throughout the last half-century. Many men have played Bond and each reincarnation brought about its own unique changes, each reshuffle of the cast […]

The Sun: News or Tits?

August 4, 2011

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The Sun “The best for News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities“, is Britain’s best-selling newspaper. The question is: Why? The red-top is the crown jewel of Rupert Murdoch’s empire. In 2011, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations,  The Sun sold 3,001,822 copies. The closest competitors were the Daily Mail, 2,136,568 and the Daily Mirror, 1,194,097. The Sun outsold other papers […]