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    • A man at the Olympic rings at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro
      Last update: 13:24 GMT 04.04.2020
      13:24 GMT 04.04.2020

      Can Virtual Sport Replace the Void Left by COVID-19 Sporting Cancellations?


      In a parallel universe, you’d now be reading my Sputnik Intelligent Punter’s Guide to the 2020 Grand National. But the big race, like all other sporting events, has been cancelled. Instead, today we have a CGI Grand National. Can ‘Virtual Sport’ provide sports’ fans with the excitement they are currently missing?

    • UK PM Boris Johnson
      Last update: 20:47 GMT 03.04.2020
      20:47 GMT 03.04.2020

      Johnson’s Covid-19 Testing Failures Are Disgraceful and Fatal


      The news today is almost universally dark. Globally the number of Covid-19 cases has surpassed the one million mark, an increase of 500,000 in only seven days. The confirmed death toll to the highly infectious virus is now over fifty-five thousand.

    • Gary Lineker poses for photographers upon arrival to the world premiere of the film The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 in London, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
      Last update: 20:36 GMT 03.04.2020
      20:36 GMT 03.04.2020

      I Support Lineker and Neville


      Get your diaries out! I am agreeing with Gary Lineker and agreeing even more with Gary Neville when he slammed ‘the f*****g cheek’ of health secretary, Matt Hancock.

    • Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during the weekly question time debate in Parliament in London, Britain, September 4, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video.
      Last update: 17:44 GMT 02.04.2020
      17:44 GMT 02.04.2020

      How 'Friends of Israel' Destroyed Jeremy Corbyn and His Democratic Socialist Project


      This weekend, Jeremy Corbyn stands down as leader of the Labour Party, after four and a half years at the helm. He was very close to becoming PM in 2017, but in the end, the Corbyn project was wrecked by a lobby group for a foreign power who feared a change in UK foreign policy if he ever became Prime Minister.

    • A man in a protective face mask walks past a British government public health campaign advertisement at Victoria underground station
      Last update: 15:59 GMT 02.04.2020
      15:59 GMT 02.04.2020

      Sick West Goes Viral


      The world is in a sick place. We’re not just talking about the escalating coronavirus pandemic, serious though that is with global deaths doubling over the past week. What is also sick is the way gestures of solidarity are being cynically twisted.

      Coronavirus Puts Nations on Lockdown
    • Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
      Last update: 19:17 GMT 31.03.2020
      19:17 GMT 31.03.2020

      March 31st is an Historic Day – It Marked the End of Thatcher & Her Poll Tax


      I recognise we are in the midst of an unprecedented health crisis caused by the unforgiving COVID-19 virus; and the lack of routine testing of front-line health and social care staff coupled with the woefully inadequate supply of proper protective clothing and equipment for these essential workers is a disgrace of huge magnitude.

    • Cyclists pass an electronic billboard displaying a Public health information campaign message from the UK government and local government in London as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, March 28, 2020.
      Last update: 19:04 GMT 31.03.2020
      19:04 GMT 31.03.2020

      COVID-19: Do as I Say, Not as I Do


      Well done to everyone for following the guidelines and working together to try and get on top of coronavirus. BUT, what a pity that those in power are again illustrating the old adage of ‘do as I say not as I do’.

    • Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures outside 10 Downing Street during the Clap for our carers campaign in support of the NHS, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, March 26, 2020.
      Last update: 20:27 GMT 27.03.2020
      20:27 GMT 27.03.2020

      Get Well Boris and Matt!


      The news that both Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock have gone down with coronavirus is a real body blow to them and the whole country. I wish them both a speedy recovery as I do with any other person who is suffering from this killer virus.

    • Nurses and staff carry food delivered by volunteers outside St George’s Hospital in London
      Last update: 19:32 GMT 27.03.2020
      19:32 GMT 27.03.2020

      Johnson Mildly Infected but Wholly Guilty of Criminally Neglecting NHS


      “We are all in this together, really frankly” says Sir Ian Duncan-Smith on the afternoon news as his boss Johnson is diagnosed with Covid-19. His words are the latest in a long line of hypocrisy tainted vomit spewed from the mouths of Tory politicians.

      Coronavirus Pandemic: Borders Shut, Public Events Cancelled
    • Last update: 16:42 GMT 26.03.2020
      16:42 GMT 26.03.2020

      Virus Price for NATO Racket


      In a White House briefing this week on the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump went off script – as usual – to rant about NATO allies “not spending enough” on military budgets and “playing games” with the US over defence.

    • Former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond arrives at the High Court in Edinburgh, Scotland Britain March 9, 2020.
      Last update: 23:14 GMT 24.03.2020
      23:14 GMT 24.03.2020

      Alex Salmond is Not Guilty – His Political Comeback is Assured and Welcome


      Before commenting on the entirely predictable acquittal of former First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, on all 13 charges against him, which included attempted rape, sexual assault and indecent assault, at the High Court in Edinburgh on 23rd March it is absolutely necessary to remind ourselves of the context.

    • A padlock and a notice is seen at the entrance to a childrens playground in Enfield Town Park, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Enfield, Britain, March 24, 2020.
      Last update: 16:25 GMT 24.03.2020
      16:25 GMT 24.03.2020

      Blame the Hoi Polloi! UK Government and Establishment Figures Try to Shift Responsibility for COVID-19 Spread


      The UK government was asleep at the wheel when it came to the danger of COVID-19 spread, but now seeks to pass the blame on to the general public for having to introduce draconian restrictions on personal movement.

      Coronavirus Pandemic: Borders Shut, Public Events Cancelled
    • Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a news conference about coronavirus at Downing Street in London, Britain March 9, 2020.
      Last update: 14:56 GMT 24.03.2020
      14:56 GMT 24.03.2020

      Boris Needs to be Harder!


      What is wrong with Boris Johnson? He never fully commits, just when you think he has finally got it, he pulls back and leaves a lack of clarity that just increases confusion and I’m sorry to say leads to more deaths.

    • Two men shaking hands
      Last update: 04:22 GMT 23.03.2020
      04:22 GMT 23.03.2020

      Name and Shame the Covid-19 Villains – Heartless Employers & Cheats


      In the midst of the necessary self-isolation to avoid unnecessary social contact during the current Covid-19 crisis I suggest we all ensure we have notebooks and pens readily available to note down for future reference the companies and individuals we intend to avoid for their selfish, greedy and irresponsible actions during this difficult period.

    • Former London Mayor, and Vote Leave campaigner, Boris Johnson is pictured with a pint of beer ahead of meeting with members of the public and supporters in Piercebridge, near Darlington, north-east England. (File)
      Last update: 15:14 GMT 20.03.2020
      15:14 GMT 20.03.2020

      Boris, Don't Listen to Tim, Close Pubs!


      I like Tim Martin, the boss of Wetherspoons, but I reckon he has been drinking too much of his own cheap beer.

    • The Houses of Parliament can be seen as people wearing protective face masks walk across Westminster Bridge
      Last update: 02:10 GMT 19.03.2020
      02:10 GMT 19.03.2020

      Fight Coronavirus Together – But Demand a Better Society Afterwards


      Columnists worry that their opinions and arguments can appear dated by the time it takes for comment to transfer from their own laptops to the forums they write for. A column written one day may be out of date a day later.

    • Staff from a cleaning company arrive at Parkside Community Primary School in Borehamwood as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Boreham Wood, Britain, March 18, 2020.
      Last update: 15:59 GMT 18.03.2020
      15:59 GMT 18.03.2020

      We Will Win This War


      At last Boris Johnson has listened to the people and his critics and stopped digging the hole that his political career was about to be buried in along with up to possibly 260 thousand Brits who were predicted to die from Covid-19 if he continued with his confused ‘herd’ policy.

      Coronavirus Outbreak Turns Into Pandemic
    • The Royal Free NHS hospital is pictured in London on February 10, 2020, where some of the UK nationals that have been confirmed to have the 2019-nCoV strain of the novel coronavirus have been taken.
      Last update: 16:21 GMT 16.03.2020
      16:21 GMT 16.03.2020

      Tory Austerity Cuts Have Left UK More Vulnerable to Deadly Covid-19


      Mainstream media outlets and the mealy-mouthed politicians they manipulate like puppets are determined to suspend partisan comments in relation to the readiness of our public services and economic infrastructure to cope with the current coronavirus crisis. We must all pull together they say and park political differences for the good of the nation.

      Coronavirus Outbreak Turns Into Pandemic
    • Sparsely Populated Street is Seen Near Covent Garden in London
      Last update: 17:41 GMT 13.03.2020
      17:41 GMT 13.03.2020

      Has Boris Lost the Plot?


      The old political cliché that the thing that Governments’ fear most is 'Events, dear boy, events’ has never been truer than what is happening with Boris’ shambolic, slow and frankly incompetent handling of the coronavirus epidemic. Yesterday’s press conference did nothing to reassure me that he is getting on top of the crisis.

      2020 Coronavirus Outbreak
    • View of Manhattan, New York
      Last update: 17:41 GMT 12.03.2020
      17:41 GMT 12.03.2020

      America’s Wages of Sin


      “The virus will not have a chance against us. No nation is more prepared or more resilient than the United States”. So said President Trump in a televised nationwide address this week from the Oval Office in a bid to calm growing apprehensions over the coronavirus global pandemic.