Category Archives: Humour

The Time Lord and the Defence Secretary

Important political question of the day: is Philip Hammond actually David Tennant with grey hair? Does this mean that his pleas to protect defence spending are actually about protecting Britain’s share of the UNIT budget? Related PostsOn political stereotypes and Doctor Who EXCLUSIVE: First David Miliband campaign video 2010 General Election Diary Day 16: There’s […]

Eric Pickles wins quote of the day

Discussing the Cabinet’s Jubilee gift to the Queen: Asked whether she might have enough table mats already before today’s gift, Mr Pickles said: “One can never have too many table mats.” Further comment is superfluous. Related PostsThe comic genius of ‘Eric Pickles’ Elsewhere Another strange tale of Eric Pickles Eric Pickles’ bin fetish Do Tories […]

Clare Balding, Duchess of Cambridge

The Radio Times have discovered some shocking news about the Royal Family. In the Christmas issue during the interview with Miranda Hart, they casually drop this bombshell: Yes, unbeknownst to all of us, Clare Balding’s career was even more remarkable than we imagined. On top of all her other work, she also manages to be […]

Monty Python fans block women directors

The General Council of Monty Python have today rejected moves to enable women to become directors of Monty Python films. This comes twenty years after it was agreed that women could attempt to tell jokes on screen, but were not allowed to ascend to the position of director. Hopes had been high that women would […]

Mikhail Gorbachev, Liberal Democrat MP

I was looking up something about Nick Harvey for my previous post and noticed that he’s started to show a display a resemblance to a former Soviet leader… Is Stavropol Krai in North Devon following the boundary review? I think we should be told. Related PostsProcess stories

James Delingpole sticking a fork into his face

Earlier today, someone linked to this amusing Storify collection of James Delingpole exhibiting his usual debating style of blocking and ignoring anyone who dares criticise him – especially when they commit the ultimate sin of using facts to challenge him. Normally, Delingpole’s someone I ignore – until the final revelation of his role as a […]

The five people with the most potential influence on the Liberal Democrats

Last week saw the regular spectacle of various people cooing over a list of ‘the most influential Liberal Democrats’ compiled by someone who has nothing to do with the party and seemed to be little more than a list of ‘Liberal Democrats I’ve heard of’ coupled to a random number generator. While the sensible reaction […]

Sing your way out from way down in the hole

Everyone needs to go and see The Wire: The Musical, even if it doesn’t appear to feature a one-word duet between Bunk and McNulty: The Wire: The Musical with Michael Kenneth Williams from Michael Kenneth Williams You should also, of course, make sure you’re fully familiar with the 19th century work that it’s based on. […]

The politics of Westeros: Some notes

(An attempt at satire. Contains spoilers for the first couple of novels in A Song Of Ice And Fire and the Game of Thrones TV series until the middle of series two) The politics of Westeros are currently dominated by the actions of the great noble Houses. On the surface, these Houses seem to have […]

You decide: first past the post, or free access to green cheese?

According to sources that I can’t reveal, I can exclusively reveal that should the country vote No in the referendum on 5th May, we will be required to gold-plate every pencil used at polling stations. This will cost something in the region of eleventy squillion pounds, and it’s clear that the country can’t afford this […]