It’s exhausting, having to be furious all the time on Twitter

Nadine Dorries. Aren’t you completely outraged by her? Aren’t you furious beyond all reckoning that she has the temerity to abandon her Parliamentary duties and swan off to the jungle and eat maggots? Well, you should be. Shouldn’t you? People seem to be, or they were yesterday. It’s probably calmed down now, and we’re furious…

Et tu, Paxo? Then fall, Patten

As always, when the Beeb starts tearing itself apart in the public eye, it’s a surreal sight. The BBC News homepage leads with the headline “‘Radical overhaul needed’ at the BBC”; their rolling news channel is interviewing Polly Toynbee, of all people, asking her whether the BBC can survive. A BBC journalist asks her “Is…

David Cameron, Phillip Schofield and mob justice in the age of the internet

[ooyala id=”swOHFxNjo8NoOcJSmlyXhxgd7ac6EuXU” ] Yesterday, I wrote about David Cameron, who was ambushed by Gordon the Gopher on national television and presented with a list of alleged paedophiles in the Conservative Party – a list he had gleaned off the internet “in about three minutes”. I want to return to it in a bit more depth,…

David Cameron did not mean to imply that gay men are paedophiles

[ooyala id=”swOHFxNjo8NoOcJSmlyXhxgd7ac6EuXU” ] Earlier, David Cameron was ambushed with a list of alleged paedophiles on, of all places, ITV’s This Morning. Mr Cameron, as far as I can tell, was extremely reasonable and made the unarguable point that this is a matter for the police to investigate, not the Prime Minister and certainly not former…

The US election has put climate change back on the political agenda

I should stop laughing at the spectacularly awful human being that is Donald Trump, or at least the version of him that’s on Twitter but must, must, surely, be a wrongly verified parody account. Anyway, about 12 hours ago, he tweeted this: The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in…

Donald Trump calls for revolution because he doesn’t like the result

Sorry, I know I’m blogging too much, but I just want to share this idiot with you all. Donald Trump called for revolution over the electoral college/popular vote split. He’s now deleted the tweet, perhaps because it’s become clear there wasn’t any such split, but the remaining tweets aren’t particularly edifying: This election is a…