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Quick! We Are In Trouble - Lets Hold An Inquiry

Phil Simms writes: TONY BLAIR and his propaganda machine has worked tirelessly since his ascension to leader of the Labour Party and has done wonders for his popularity both in the UK and abroad. However, with his Party in terminal decline someone seems to have thrown a spanner in the works. Labour's popularity has plummeted and Blair has been under attack from all sides of the house. There seems to be no way out of this.

Why has Sun columnist unveiled?

Phil Simms

Muslim Sun newspaper columnist Anila Baig writes cross-cultural pieces based upon current news - in addition to the odd 'What not to watch' for the TV pages. This week she seems to be more into her role than usual appearing in her picture by-line without her distinctive hijab headscarf.


Phil Simms writes: In recent years, in common with all other weblogs, religious fundamentalists and Saddam Hussein, I may have given the impression that the American people, following the election of George Bush as governor of Texas in 1995, George Bush's election to President in 2001 and his re-election in 2004, were in some way completely and utterly stupid and were about to commit yet another cataclysmic error of judgment in the mid-term elections.

Lame Duck Bush Facing Elections Defeat

Americans voted on Tuesday in elections for Congress that could severely weaken the power of George W. Bush and the Republicans. And could ultimately force a change of direction in Iraq and shape the legacy of a president with just two years left in office. Democrats are on course to recapture control of the U.S. House of Representatives from Republicans for the first time since 1994, opinion polls showed, with their chance of taking over the Senate hinging on several key races that are too close to call.

Steve McClaren - the wrong man to lead England

IT WAS a bold decision to appoint Steve McClaren as England manager, a man who has little experience of European football and who has never managed a major club. McClaren, the assistant of former manager Sven Goran Eriksson, cannot be exempt from blame for England's poor World Cup campaign, and thus his appointment is surely misguided. Once again the FA has taken the safe option and illustrates exactly why we have not won an International tournament since our World Cup triumph in 1966.

'World Trade Centre': A triumph of propaganda

Phil Simms

Now you may think I am being somewhat facetious tearing to shreds a movie that depicts quite possibly one of the most horrific and defining moments of our lifetime and well yes you would probably be right.

David Cameron: Now Is The Time To Act

David Cameron with union flag
Following his return from holiday yesterday David Cameron has wasted no time in launching a scathing attack on the Labour Government.

Right-wing Tory MP Talks Tosh

Julian Brazier - Twit
Now my politics should be fairly familiar to you all by now. But i was rather startled and repulsed to read an article in The Times analysing a new pamphlet released by Julian Brazier, MP for Canterbury and Whitstable, blaming immigration for "ruining the quality of British life".

It's Official: England Doesn't Exist

Phil Simms

Flirting with disaster: Labour's next scapegoat

In the past nine months David Blunkett has resigned from the Cabinet for a second time; Tessa Jowell, the Culture Secretary, split from her husband after allegations about his business interests; John Prescott was stripped of his department after an affair with his secretary; Tony Blair’s wife Cherie Booth has been caught for the second time dabbling in questionable financial matters, Patricia Hewitt was heckled by furious nurses, Charles Clarke was sacked over ‘lost’ criminals and hits out at the PM for his poor leadership and the Police have arrested Lord Levy, the Prime Minister's chief