Writer of gushing Guardian eulogy of Angela Eagle fights facts with innuendo

Wirral In It Together

30th July 2016

Here’s The Guardian interview quoted above, dated yesterday, but hitting the news stands today:


It would be useful to know who approached who to get it done; Angela Eagle in search of The Guardian or The Guardian seeking out Angela Eagle?  We’d make enquiries of our MP but she’s not responding to our emails currently.

Firstly, we want to thank Anushka Asthana, author of the piece, for getting it right about the window.  It was never broken i.e. the window of Angela’s office.  Although not having the foresight to state this fact anywhere doesn’t help to bring fairness or clarity or to address the damage already done.

The crux of all this is here, the fact that on the day of the incident, 11th or 12th July 2016, the following publications had already decided to run with a crucial falsehood – that Angela’s office window itself had been smashed with a brick – one that served…

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Wirral In It Together

angela eagle brick thrown through window news items16th July 2016

“Angela Eagle’s office window was NOT broken,” seems like a very bold, possibly ill-judged statement doesn’t it, given the screaming headlines above?

But………..  we’ve all been had.

Yet again, the mainstream media juggernaut has lunged into overdrive and without stopping to check its facts and its sources has taken on trust what Angela Eagle, a hard-bitten Westminster MP of 24 years’ standing and her advisors have been telling them.  They could have applied the brakes and made some very basic, very obvious checks – checks which I’ve carried out for myself this evening.

As soon as we’d put down our newspapers, we the British public – putty in the hands of the press, as ever – drank it all in.  Then, scanning around through narrowed eye slits, we came to rest on Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters – viewing them in a completely new light.  As the Twitterati would put it – #TrotsRabbleDogs !


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#Brickgate – Angela Eagle’s Office Window was NOT broken…


That joke isn’t funny anymore: from #Tories4Corbyn to a Very British Coup

The World Turned Upside Down

corbyn2One day, someone like the Glasgow Media Group, will do an analysis of this leadership election and how the attitude of the right-wing press has changed towards Jeremy Corbyn. It will be fascinating. 

Stage 1: Laughter

It seems like an age ago when it was all jolly larks and #Tories4Corbyn. Smugly and patronisingly, they laughed into their sleeves, safe in the knowledge that Corbyn even being on the ballot would show that the loony left (guffaw) was very much alive and kicking and the Labour Party at large hadn’t changed. By not having changed, of course, they mean not accepting all the tenets of the disgustingly unequal and brutal society that their chums in the city had created. That self-satisfied superiority complex, which seemingly couldn’t be shifted, had been aided and abetted by the Labour Party in Parliament, filled with New Labourites who did just that – who had “changed”…

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Kitchen & Utility – Day 3

Abigail Karma

With thanks to my mum and dad but especially my mum the kitchen and adjoining utility room are now very much fit for purpose.

The Kitchen


I’m used to my old kitchen being black and white which I really liked so it was a little strange to have a cream and green kitchen.

When we moved in on Wednesday I didn’t like very much the green however in a couple short days I’ve grown to like the green colour as it works well with the incredible views of cows, windmills, hills and water.

It’s most definitely a novelty having two ovens, the smaller which I used fit the first time this evening.

The Utility Room


The utility room is just off the kitchen and down a small set of stairs. With matching cabinets as the kitchen it has provided a generous amount of space to put all my extras such…

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Single parent? Attend the Jobcentre and get referred to social services as a troubled family. New trial at Ashton Jobcentre.

The poor side of life

Yesterday I heard something very disturbing. A lady contacted me, she was very upset. She attended the Jobcentre for her signing on appointment and was confronted with something totally unexpected. She’s a very intelligent lady and thankfully she acted quickly and appropriately. She said hello to the advisor or job coach as they call them now. I don’t know why because they don’t coach you into anything except desperation. She’s been attending a mandatory work related course and had despite this completed all her Job searches correctly. The meeting then took a totally different atmosphere. The advisor suggested to her that she should be willing to get involved with a trial that they are running with Tameside Council. They are asking single parents to be assigned a social worker and a key worker so they can keep an eye on her… The reason for this? Because they said she hadn’t…

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UKIP Blames Cats For Broken Britain

The Beezly Street Gazette

In his strongest attack yet on diversity, Nigel Farage says the country has been “taken over” by cats.

ukip cat

The unregulated breeding of cats for many centuries has left once proud Britain “A litter tray of shame”

The UK Independence Party leader said that although many cats live in luxury and don’t have to pay medical bills or rent, they make no contribution to the economy.

In his speech, he said that the arrival of cats from the Middle East in Roman times had proved to be disastrous for Britain. He told reporters how he had seen at least three cats on his way to the shops “Just lying around in the sun with their legs in the air. They didn’t even have the decency to put any underpants on. Does it make me feel slightly awkward? Yes it does. Do I think that parts of the UK belong to cats…

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Nick Clegg risks Tory anger by pressing on with incompetence

Pride's Purge

Lib Dem leader says party’s ineptitude needed ‘as much as ever’ in government.

Nick Clegg has signalled his determination to press ahead with his party’s core policy of being completely pointless in a move likely to anger Conservative MPs who have identified the issue as an electoral millstone that contributed to the dismal performance by coalition parties in last week’s local elections.

In an article for the Guardian, Clegg says that Lib Dem uselessness is needed “as much as ever” on issues such as the constitution and that the party will be pushing “harder for ineffectuality” in government. The tone of his remarks contrasts with that adopted by David Cameron in an article published in the Daily Telegraph, saying that the Conservatives needed to “focus more on not being inept”, and by the chancellor, George Osborne, who used an interview to depict the coalition’s previous policy of not doing anything at…

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