The Defenestration of Danny Baker

Smiling ape by Tim Simpson v3

The royals, even to their defenders, are a kind of entertainment. The leader in this week’s Spectator described royal lives as highly relatable, with the “rhythms of royal news … so much more aligned with our own life experience” than tales of grubby politicians.

Others, myself included, think the Windsors are more circus than soap opera. And it was in this vein that the comedian Danny Baker tweeted a black and white photo of a young simian held between two poshos. The caption “royal baby leaves hospital” was in response to the birth of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, son of Meghan Markle and Harry Windsor.

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Podcast Ep. 130: Carl Benjamin Backs Extinction of Humanity

Carl Benjamin mortal snowflakes

The announcement (and cancellation) of the UK’s candidates for the impending European elections, the harrumphing of the extinction rebellion, and the defenestration of housing bod-cum-philosopher Roger Scruton are the three topics this week.

Joining us is our fond memory of interviewing friend of the podcast Carl Benjamin. He may not be coming back.

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Podcast Ep. 129: EU Summons Ghosts Of Brexit Future

EU Halloween dog

The government’s plot to stop internet disinformation, the decision by some tech companies to hire thickies who didn’t go to uni, and the scary extension of Brexit until Halloween are the three topics this week.

Joining us is Jimmy’s impressive earning power in light of his non-grad status.

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Podcast Ep. 128: The Curious Case of the Missing Brexit

Where's Brexit

A general lack-of-progress update on the now-extended Brexit, the prospect of European elections, and the dispute in Birmingham schools about teaching kids about LGBT relationships are the three topics this week.

Joining us is the trouble Jazza has getting emails out of his outbox.

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Podcast Ep. 127: Outrage After Parliament Bans Pointless Wanking

Right Dishonourable Parliament Bans Wanking

This week we discuss the anti-Brexit march over the weekend, the slap-happy Lib Dem Layla Moran, and the government’s attempts to make it harder to wank without a ‘visual aid’.

Joining us is a need to edit these things faster.

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