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And then there's Peter Hitchens

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

People forget Clarkson, the man is probably by a fair distance Britain's most "powerful" journalist (and he came up through journo college and the local newspapers like you're meant to as well).

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm sure The Lex will be along to defend Phillips in a bit.

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Why? Does she like Paris Hilton too?

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:53 (eleven years ago) Permalink

From a hack standpoint, watching Littlejohn try and alter his rhetoric since moving from The Sun to the Mail has been pretty fascinating. He doesn't fit in at the mail, it's like watching some scally squeezed into a Matalan suit for a court appearance. He does his best work as the White Van Man spokesperson, not for people who suffer heart attacks every time the house price market changes slightly. More builder's tea than Whittards.

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

what does Garry Bushell do now he's apparently no longer a TV critic?

Why don't they have as big "voices" as their American counterparts?

they literally have less reach? not as big a field to operate in? the media is 'bigger' in the US?

blueski, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Simon Heffer is too much of a hilarious cartoon villain to be properly annoying

Michael Philip Philip Philip philip Annoyman, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Anyway, could yr Bill O'Reillies or yr Anne Coulters drop gems like this?

Let's get the caveat out of the way from the off. The five women murdered in Ipswich were tragic, lost souls who met a grisly end. I sincerely hope whoever killed them is caught, charged and convicted.

No one with a shred of humanity would wish upon them their ghastly lives and horrible deaths. But Mother Teresa, they weren't.

And I know this might sound frightfully callous in the current hysterical, emotional climate, but we're not all guilty.

We do not share in the responsibility for either their grubby little existences or their murders. Society isn't to blame.

It might not be fashionable, or even acceptable in some quarters, to say so, but in their chosen field of "work'=", death by strangulation is an occupational hazard.

That doesn't make it justifiable homicide, but in the scheme of things the deaths of these five women is no great loss.

They weren't going to discover a cure for cancer or embark on missionary work in Darfur. The only kind of missionary position they undertook was in the back seat of a car.

Of course their friends and families are grieving. That's what friends and families do. But they should also be asking themselves if there was anything they could have done to prevent what happened.

If you discovered your daughter had gone on the game to feed her heroin habit, wouldn't you move heaven and earth to get her off it?

Frankly, I'm tired of the lame excuses about how they all fell victim to ruthless pimps who plied them with drugs. These women were on the streets because they wanted to be.

We are all capable of free will. At any time, one or all of them could have sought help from the police, or the church, or a charity, or a government agency specifically established to deal with heroin addicts. They chose not to.

The tortuous twistings of the sisterhood over the past week have been a joy to behold. The 30-yearold Spare Rib T-shirts have been brought out of mothballs and we've been treated to the All Men Are Bastards/Rapists/Murderers mantra from assorted Glendas who ought to be old enough to know better.

We've heard the well-rehearsed arguments for legalised and regulated prostitution, as if we were living under the Taliban. The fact is, we've already got de facto legal brothels on every High Street.

They're call saunas or massage parlours.

As I remarked when the Labour MP Joe Ashton was once caught in a Siamese "sauna" in Northampton, he must have been the only man in Britain ever to go to a massage parlour for a massage. It doesn't get much more glamorous than that.

These five women were on the streets because even the filthiest, most disreputable back-alley "sauna" above a kebab shop wouldn't give them house room.

The men who used them were either too mean to fork out whatever a massage parlour charges, or simply weren't fussy. Some men are actually turned on by disgusting, drug-addled street whores. Where there's demand, there'll always be supply.

This wasn't a case of women going on the game to put bread on the table, or to look after their "babies". That's what the welfare state is for. They did it for drugs.

The gormless Guardianistas simply refuse to confront this blindingly obvious reality. They would rather deify celebrity druggies such as Kate Moss and Will Self than face the truth that hard drugs wreck lives.

What I find most objectionable about all this is the attempt to make us all feel responsible for the murders. There is a nasty whiff of Lady Di about the enforced mood of mourning, with even the Old Bill coming across like hand-wringing archbishops.

At Ipswich Town's home game on Saturday, there was a minute's silence. We were supposed to believe that this was a true reflection of the community's sympathy.

I don't buy it. Most people went along with it in the spirit of emotional correctness and through fear of getting their heads kicked in if they didn't.

There was only one thing missing, but don't bet against it.

When Blair gets back from saving the Middle East, don't be surprised if he turns up at the funeral of one of these unfortunate women to deliver a lip-trembling, tear-stained eulogy: "She was the People's Prostitute".

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Maybe difference between US "what the government is doing is right but it is being hampered by imaginary lefty conspiracy" vs UK's more marginalised "everything everyone does is wrong and gives you cancer, whatever happened to the good old days wahhh"

Michael Philip Philip Philip philip Annoyman, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

old people: who did the mail / sun tilt against during the thatcher years? the oppositon?

acrobat, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The unions

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Looney Left, Militant up in Liverpool, Red Ken down in London. "THEY'RE BANNING OUR KIDS FROM SINGING "BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP"" political correctness gone mad stuff.

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

And, yeah, Scargill obviously.

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Ginger lefties

onimo, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Argies

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

jon gaunt

djmartian, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

And blacks.

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Rightwing pundits don't have quite the sway in the UK they have in the U.S. because the whole political compass is skewed a little more to the left in Britain. The UK doesn't have that gigantic Jesus-and-gun-loving constituency that exists in the U.S.

underpants of the gods, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

because the whole political compass is skewed a little more to the left in Britain

What?

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

You heard me.

underpants of the gods, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The whole political compass = right of centre main parties + "extremist crackpots"

onimo, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"Little" being the operative word

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

skewed towards the US left, i.e. the right by any 20th century standard.

Ed, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Talking of crackpots, get a read of the Scottish Christian Party manifesto:

9. Prisons
The Scottish Christian Party believes that the much needed extra prison
capacity should be purchased from developing countries for the purpose
of catering for Scotland’s medium Security Prisons. This should take the
form of building state of the art prison facilities in developing countries
that wish to host Scottish Prisons.
Advantages would include:
1. Less overcrowded prisons, cheaper costs and greater efficiency
2. More resources at home to look after our worst offenders properly
3. More economic trade instead of aid handouts to developing
countries
4. Raising prison standards in developing countries by example and
the provision of expertise.

onimo, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

They say this is no different to setting up call centres abroad.

onimo, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

'by any 20th century standard'

what now?

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

do they have less sway cos the most emotive right / left battles have been "won"? ie the unions, the acceptability of prejudice? i think they are "learning" from the american's clarkson's whole schtick is provication isn't it, look how angry i can make these daft eco-nuts!

acrobat, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Between 1980 and the present the whole political spectrum in the western world has been drifting rightwards back into liberalism (with certain conservative tendencies)

Ed, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

british journalism is more frivolous and clubbable than US journalism. all UK hacks know each other. this probably isn't so much the case in the states.

yes ed i know. but the idea that liberalism is the worst the 20th century right has to offer is batshit insane. as is the idea that welfare capitalism was some kind of 'left'. even without factoring in the fact that at the start of the century liberalism was kind of... left-wing.

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

outsourcing prisons to eastern european countries in the EC - who will be the first New Labour or Tories?

djmartian, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Send 'em all to Botany Bay.

I think for historical reasons the U.S. has this strong libertarian streak (ie right to bear arms etc.) coupled with a strong religious/puritan streak. Put the two together and they coelesce into a very strong, very dynamic right-wing culture that simply doesn't exist in the UK. And that's why rightwing pundits don't have so much sway. I mean David Cameron would be quite a bit to the left of most Democrat candidates.

underpants of the gods, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I mean David Cameron would be quite a bit to the left of most Democrat candidates.

Not where it matters he isn't

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Rightwing pundits have an absolute fuckload of sway, party politics is an irrelevence here. Ask White Van Man what he thinks about asylum seekers.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I would say that liberalism was progressive not left- wing per say. And whether or not you think 'welfare capitalism' is of the left or not, the centre is to the right of even that now.

Ed, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

xpost to Tom D.

Where it matters? Well for a start I'm guessing Cameron's not going to dismantle the NHS in any fundamental way. Can you imagine a serious Democrat candidate proposing universal, free-at-the-point-of-service healthcare?

underpants of the gods, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

british reactionary right is xenophobic and defensive rather than on constant attack like the americans?

acrobat, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Where it matters? Well for a start I'm guessing Cameron's not going to dismantle the NHS in any fundamental way. Can you imagine a serious Democrat candidate proposing universal, free-at-the-point-of-service healthcare?

We'll see how good that guess is when he wins the next election. Cameron isn't proposing universal, free-at-the-point-of-service healthcare either, we've already got it. Cameron is only "radical" when it comes to wearing a wind turbine on your head or cycling backwards on a bicycle made entirely of radishes

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

You sure you're not mixing up David Cameron with John Otway?

Marcello Carlin, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

And Wild Willie Whitelaw?

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

upthread are you dudes talking economic or social liberalism? or both?

acrobat, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

both

Ed, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

xpost

Sure, Cameron didn't come up with free healthcare! But the political climate is such that he'd have a hard time getting rid of it. Which underlines my point about the political background being skewed more leftwards in the UK, despite years of Thatcher/Blair.

underpants of the gods, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"Cameron isn't proposing universal, free-at-the-point-of-service healthcare either, we've already got it."

well except for things involving teeth or eyes, ie the only two things i ever go in for...

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

just going to say

Alan, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

We'll see how hard a time he has getting rid of it, it'll be less hard than you think once he persuades the middle classes it's in their interest (xxpost)

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Well, I think if it were politically possible to get rid of the NHS, it would have already been done. Anyway, doesn't Cameron have a disabled kid or something. He probably uses the NHS more than the average Tory.

underpants of the gods, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

They are getting rid of it already, piece by piece

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

um guys the nhs is already on the way out...

xpost!

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:50 (eleven years ago) Permalink

BUT immigration is the no 1 concern of uk voters! apprently. maybe my first hypothesis was v v wrong.

acrobat, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 14:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Not to be confused with Giles Corey, a defendant at the Salem Witch Trials.

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 15:25 (eleven months ago) Permalink

The British media is so London. In fact, the UK is so London.

Action of Boyle Man Prompts Visitor to Stay (Tom D.), Tuesday, 12 December 2017 15:29 (eleven months ago) Permalink

More too London than so London.

Action of Boyle Man Prompts Visitor to Stay (Tom D.), Tuesday, 12 December 2017 15:29 (eleven months ago) Permalink

'Was I an absolute prince,' he would say, pulling up his breeches with both his hands, as he rose from his arm-chair, 'I would appoint able judges, at every avenue of my metropolis, who should take cognizance of every fool's business who came there;—and if, upon a fair and candid hearing, it appeared not of weight sufficient to leave his own home, and come up, bag and baggage, with his wife and children, farmer's sons, &c. &c. at his backside, they should be all sent back, from constable to constable, like vagrants as they were, to the place of their legal settlements.

The Dearth of Stollen (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 12 December 2017 15:34 (eleven months ago) Permalink

According to the law at the time, a person who refused to plead could not be tried. To avoid persons cheating justice, the legal remedy for refusing to plead was "peine forte et dure". In this process the prisoner is stripped naked, with a heavy board laid on his body. Then rocks or boulders are laid on the plank of wood. This was the process of being pressed:[10]

...remanded to the prison from whence he came and put into a low dark chamber, and there be laid on his back on the bare floor, naked, unless when decency forbids; that there be placed upon his body as great a weight as he could bear, and more, that he hath no sustenance, save only on the first day, three morsels of the worst bread, and the second day three draughts of standing water, that should be alternately his daily diet till he died, or, till he answered.

As a result of his refusal to plead, on September 17, Sheriff George Corwin led Corey to a pit in the open field beside the jail and in accordance with the above process, before the Court and witnesses, stripped Giles of his clothing, laid him on the ground in the pit, and placed boards on his chest. Six men then lifted heavy stones, placing them one by one, on his stomach and chest. Giles Corey did not cry out, let alone make a plea.

After two days, Giles was asked three times to plead innocent or guilty to witchcraft. Each time he replied, "More weight." More and more rocks were piled on him, and the Sheriff from time to time would stand on the boulders staring down at Corey's bulging eyes. Robert Calef, who was a witness along with other townsfolk, later said, "In the pressing, Giles Corey's tongue was pressed out of his mouth; the Sheriff, with his cane, forced it in again."[11]

Three mouthfuls of bread and water were fed to the old man during his many hours of pain. Finally, Giles Corey cried out "More weight!" and died. Supposedly, just before his death, he cursed Sheriff Corwin and the entire town of Salem.[12] He was 81.

The realest of England

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 12 December 2017 15:50 (eleven months ago) Permalink

gonna give that one to the USA tbf

The Dearth of Stollen (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 12 December 2017 15:54 (eleven months ago) Permalink

't Was British North America iirc but fair

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 12 December 2017 15:54 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Coren isn't a troll per se, just yet another dude with nothing worthwhile to say* (except perhaps about restaurants) who has nevertheless decided to make a living from opinion journalism.

*Or at least an opinion about everything and insight into nothing.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 15:54 (eleven months ago) Permalink

who has nevertheless decided to make a living from opinion journalismassholism.

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 12 December 2017 15:55 (eleven months ago) Permalink

worthwhile comments about restaurants sounds like a category mistake.

Monogo doesn't socialise (ledge), Tuesday, 12 December 2017 15:59 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I dunno it's good to know which McDonalds's are clean

The Dearth of Stollen (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 12 December 2017 16:00 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i mean say what u like about yelp reviewers but at least they never throw their toys out of the prank because a sub-editor ruined their terrible joke about blowjobs

straightedge is just volcel for vegans (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 12 December 2017 17:21 (eleven months ago) Permalink

er, out of the pram obv

straightedge is just volcel for vegans (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 12 December 2017 17:21 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Was not aware of Liddle's poetry before.

Philip Larkin's mouldering poetic corpse discovered in rancid bin-bag of Rod Liddle's mind, pic.twitter.com/2ptyS6spIw

— david wheatley (@nemoloris) December 15, 2017

woof, Friday, 15 December 2017 12:18 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Am I a bad person for wanting to backhand Isabel Oakeshott while wearing some rusty wire-wool gloves?

kim jong deal (suzy), Friday, 15 December 2017 12:24 (eleven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

A-hole meets K-hole.

Katie Hopkins is an anesthetic mostly used in veterinarian procedures. She is often referred to as a “horse tranquilizer”

Katie should never be taken recreationally as she can induce psychological effects such as psychedelic distortion, psychosis, confusion and even brain death pic.twitter.com/RW80uxssd7

— G H Neale (@GHNeale) February 4, 2018

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:41 (nine months ago) Permalink

Ketie Hopkins

kim jong deal (suzy), Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:47 (nine months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

A man who looks like Bob Geldof after eating 10 packets of lard claims he doesn't find succesful women attractive, more news as we get it:
https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/02/theres-a-reason-women-sell-roof-tiles-in-hotpants/

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Friday, 23 February 2018 08:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

kudos on that URL though

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Friday, 23 February 2018 08:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

is the spectator just basically Nuts magazine now?

calzino, Friday, 23 February 2018 08:51 (eight months ago) Permalink

he makes his edgelord shtick look so effortful

smashong pumpgong (Noodle Vague), Friday, 23 February 2018 08:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

they can't all be toby young.

calzino, Friday, 23 February 2018 09:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

I was thinking wasn't he one of them regular bores on Grumpy Old Men but wiki says:

"Regular contributors include Jeremy Clarkson, Bob Geldof, John Humphrys, A. A. Gill, Nigel Havers, Tony Hawks, Simon Hoggart, John O'Farrell, Rory McGrath, Bill Nighy, Matthew Parris, John Peel, Will Self, Arthur Smith, Tim Rice, Rick Stein, Tony Slattery, Rick Wakeman, Lemn Sissay, Don Warrington, Des Lynam, Robert Wyllie, Pete Buckley, Gerry Robinson and Kevin I'anson. The narrator is Geoffrey Palmer."

could do with a few more RIP's from that list.

calzino, Friday, 23 February 2018 09:07 (eight months ago) Permalink

Leave Geoffrey Palmer alone, though.

too notch (stevie), Friday, 23 February 2018 09:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

Robert Wyllie, Pete Buckley

momentarily read this as Pete Wylie and didn't really question it

thirst trap your hare (DJ Mencap), Friday, 23 February 2018 10:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

And who are they anyway?

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Friday, 23 February 2018 11:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

top google result for robert wyllie is chief of medical operations at a clinic in cleveland, ohio and the top result for pete buckley is an expert in 'financing, leasing, sales and complex structured transactions involving aircraft (fixed wing and rotary), vessels and other transportation assets'

so either the net for grumpy old men was cast much wider than i'd have expected or we may never know who the trv wyllie and buckley were

NEW CHIMP THREAT (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 23 February 2018 11:10 (eight months ago) Permalink

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/Robert_Crichton_Wyllie.jpg

Robert Crichton Wyllie (October 13, 1798 – October 19, 1865) was a Scottish physician and businessman. He also served two decades as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Kingdom of Hawaii.

Maconie Youth (NickB), Friday, 23 February 2018 11:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

counts as an old man for sure, looks pretty chipper tho

NEW CHIMP THREAT (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 23 February 2018 11:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

this was around the time that Ian McCulloch used to appear as a panelist on The Wright Stuff, so Pete Wylie doesn't seem that implausible

soref, Friday, 23 February 2018 11:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

I don't think even the producers of Grumpy Old Men knew wtf Robert Wyllie was

calzino, Friday, 23 February 2018 11:22 (eight months ago) Permalink

When you type "Pete Buckley grumpy..." into GS, "cat" is the first word that comes. So wtf he is, he didn't quite make his bones with that show.

calzino, Friday, 23 February 2018 11:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

classy

(1) With the Spectator publishing an article about how great the Wehrmacht were on D-Day, what else have they been up to ? pic.twitter.com/6zuxRniqIJ

— Solomon Hughes (@SolHughesWriter) May 17, 2018

Neil S, Thursday, 17 May 2018 18:38 (five months ago) Permalink

how is taki still alive

martin short's interiors (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 17 May 2018 18:40 (five months ago) Permalink

blood of virgins, 6 bottles of vintage champagne a day

Neil S, Thursday, 17 May 2018 18:41 (five months ago) Permalink

taki was ahead of the alt-right curve by a good decade tbfttl

imago, Thursday, 17 May 2018 18:42 (five months ago) Permalink

aye, Werhmacht were a cracking bunch of lads - just don't mention all the civilian massacres and those lovely Stalags they built so captured Red Army could get a sun tan or freeze to death whilst they cannibalised each other!

calzino, Thursday, 17 May 2018 18:46 (five months ago) Permalink

Taki made A A Gill look like a lefty at The Sunday Times in the 90's.

calzino, Thursday, 17 May 2018 18:47 (five months ago) Permalink

For my sins I can remember his columns were a mixture of obnoxious macho bravado and name dropping upper class elite ppl, a class act for sure!

calzino, Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:04 (five months ago) Permalink

The Wehrmacht had the advantage of plenty of time to construct all the defenses they could think of against an amphibious assault, which is considered the most difficult of all military operations to execute. And they failed.

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:10 (five months ago) Permalink

some of the brickies working on the Atlantic Wall were getting paid more than doctors and brain surgeons in the Reich, that was probably the only bit of Socialism in NS!

calzino, Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:24 (five months ago) Permalink

taki was ahead of the alt-right curve by a good decade tbfttl

― imago, Thursday, May 17, 2018 7:42 PM (twenty-eight minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

the cover of Taki's 1991 prison memoir (three months in HM Prison Pentonville for cocaine possession) is like some horrifying prophecy of Milo Yiannopoulos two decades ahead of time

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51TI63K6OuL._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

soref, Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:25 (five months ago) Permalink

Even by Spectator standards, Taki is massively racist.

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 17 May 2018 20:05 (five months ago) Permalink

I can half remember some quote where he is referring to Puerto Ricans as "dusky, squat and ugly" and this was before the brexit-era Times got their special circumstances racist card, this was in the 90's!

calzino, Thursday, 17 May 2018 20:50 (five months ago) Permalink

xxp lol uncanny!

Neil S, Friday, 18 May 2018 07:41 (five months ago) Permalink

taki was ahead of the alt-right curve by a good decade tbfttl

He's an old-school capital-F Fascist but his magazine was hugely important in laying a lot of the foundations for the McInnes / Spencer alt-right stuff.

Obviously, being rich and eccentric means he gets a pass as a 'character' in the British press.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Friday, 18 May 2018 07:59 (five months ago) Permalink


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