The latest bizarre career move in the increasingly implausible life of Lembit Opik is a foray into Iranian propaganda, cloaked under the veil of a ‘comedy’ news programme. At least Scrapbook think’s it’s supposed to be comedy, it’s hard to tell with Lembit. He’s taken on hosting duties on News At When, which airs on […]
Having addressed a gathering of far-right extremists in Germany, The BNP is boasting — without a shred of irony — about footage of Nick Griffin being syndicated in Iran: “Despite the ruthless censorship efforts of the BBC and Murdoch’s Sky, more and more political reality is leaking out through the Web.” “The [Ruptly news agency] covered […]
Republicans have spent the last day attacking the Obama administration after a staffer was revealed to have given paid speeches to a company which traded with Iran. They even released an attack ad on the subject — which would all be pretty embarrassing if, errr, Mitt Romney was revealed to have part-owned a company which does business with […]
In a speech to the pro-Israel AIPAC lobby group last week, Israeli prime minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu railed against those claiming Iran’s nuclear programme is benign. His reference to a “nuclear duck” led to a perhaps inevitable remix with, erm, DJ outfit Duck Sauce. “Ladies and Gentlemen, if it looks like a duck, walks like […]
Have Messrs Cameron and Clegg are quite finished putting their foot in it?! Alastair Campbell remarked famously that the Blair government didn’t “do god”. Looks like the coalition don’t really “do foreign policy”.