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    • Piers Morgan poses for photographers upon arrival at the GQ magazine Awards at the Tate Modern in London, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016
      Last update: 08:41 18.12.2018
      08:41 18.12.2018

      'I am Out, I’m Leaving' – Brilliant News From Lord ‘Self-Seeking’ Sugar

      by Tommy Sheridan

      Good Morning Britain on ITV rarely inspires me to smile. The sound of pompous Piers Morgan pontificate endlessly about the only topic which interests him, namely himself, spoils your morning and can cause grumpiness to infect your day.

    • Theresa May
      Last update: 13:26 17.12.2018
      13:26 17.12.2018

      Theresa May is Right!

      by Jon Gaunt

      Put this into your diary I am agreeing with Theresa May. She is absolutely right today to slap down the whining voices, including in her own cabinet, who are calling for another referendum.

    • A Scottish Saltire (C) flies between a Union flag (L) and a European Union (EU) flag in front of the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh, Scotland on June 27, 2016.
      Last update: 13:51 15.12.2018
      13:51 15.12.2018

      Save Scotland From the British Union - Not Britain From Brexit

      by Tommy Sheridan

      In a timely intervention this week one of the Scottish National Party's longest-serving MPs, Angus MacNeil, sought to remind his parliamentary colleagues in both Westminster and Holyrood that the SNP stands for Scottish independence and is not the ‘Scottish Stop Brexit Party'.

    • Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo smiles during a friendly soccer match between the Juventus A and B teams, in Villar Perosa, near Turin, Italy, Sunday, Aug.12, 2018
      Last update: 18:53 14.12.2018
      18:53 14.12.2018

      Juventus Still Favourite to Win Champions League Despite Embarrassing Defeat in Bern

      by Suliman Mulhem

      The Serie A giants suffered a shock defeat in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) on Wednesday evening against Swiss underdogs Young Boys, but, nevertheless, progressed to the tournament’s knockout stages, top of their group, on 12 points.

    • Children are looking at graffiti depicting Igor Akinfeev, the goalkeeper of the Russian national football team, in Shchyolkovo, Moscow region
      Last update: 16:21 14.12.2018
      16:21 14.12.2018

      Sports Review of 2018 And Weekend Football Predictions

      by Neil Clark

      What a year it has been in sport. In the summer in Russia, we enjoyed watching one of the most exciting football World Cups ever, with a number of memorable matches.

    • BBC HQ Broadcasting House, London
      Last update: 16:05 14.12.2018
      16:05 14.12.2018

      Send Lineker Off!

      by Jon Gaunt

      Why is Gary Lineker allowed to break all the BBC rules on impartiality with his lefty anti-Brexit tweets and rants? He should be told to shut up and only talk about football or lose his multi-million-pound contract.

    • Air refueling of strategic missile-carrying aircraft Tu-160
      Last update: 19:17 13.12.2018
      19:17 13.12.2018

      US Meltdown Over TU-160s

      by Finian Cunningham

      Two long-range Russian bombers landed in Venezuela this week and the United States immediately flew into a fit of rage. Top diplomat Mike Pompeo had a virtual mental meltdown on Twitter, denouncing Russia and the South American country for daring to cooperate in holding a military exercise.

    • Demonstrators hold placards and flags at the Brexit Betrayal Rally, a pro-Brexit rally, outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Sunday Dec. 9, 2018
      Last update: 15:29 13.12.2018
      15:29 13.12.2018

      The Brexit Fiasco Shows It's Right to be 'Saki' About British 'Representative Democracy'

      by Neil Clark

      The great Edwardian comic writer H.H. Monro, aka ’Saki’, took quite a cynical view on politics and in particular the claim that having elected representatives deciding things in a national Parliament meant that a country was democratic.

    • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at the European Council meeting, in Brussels, Belgium, October 17, 2018.
      Last update: 14:13 11.12.2018
      14:13 11.12.2018

      Theresa is Stuffed!

      by Jon Gaunt

      I have been saying for months that the Brexit betrayal has been stitched up for months and that we were all witnessing an elaborate and well-rehearsed charade which would culminate in the UK never really leaving the EU. However, yesterday’s explosive events seem to have blown my theory out of the water, or have they?

    • Protesters participating in an anti-Brexit demonstration, carry an effigy of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, as they march through central London, Britain October 20, 2018
      Last update: 12:36 11.12.2018
      12:36 11.12.2018

      ‘May Is Finished – Good Riddance I Say: Now Let’s Get the Flock Outta Here’

      by Tommy Sheridan

      Staggering from disarray to shambles, embarrassment to humiliation, cock-ups to climb-downs, Theresa May’s Government is in chaos. Defeated three times in Parliament on the one day then found guilty of treating Parliament with contempt. Her Government is making history for all the wrong reasons.

    • Yellow vests mass protests against the rise in fuel prices in the French capital of Paris
      Last update: 14:54 09.12.2018
      14:54 09.12.2018

      French Lessons

      by Finian Cunningham

      French people are standing up for their rights and speaking out for many others around the world who are sick at the injustice of capitalism. None more so than people of Western states who have had to endure decades of economic austerity while a tiny elite become ever more obscenely wealthy.

    • Armed Police arrest the Homeless
      Last update: 17:23 07.12.2018
      17:23 07.12.2018

      Treat Homeless as Humans

      by Jon Gaunt

      So, if the UK is the fifth largest economy in the world, can someone please explain why we have so many homeless on the streets.

    • Football. Training session of FC Bayern
      Last update: 14:10 07.12.2018
      14:10 07.12.2018

      An Almost Half Time Report on Football: Man City and Killie Lead the Way!

      by Neil Clark

      We're only a few games away from the half-way point of the football season, so it seems a good time to check how our pre-season Sputnik Intelligent Punter's Guide predictions are working out and take stock of what has happened so far.

    • UNISON trade union
      Last update: 13:05 06.12.2018
      13:05 06.12.2018

      Fair Employers Don’t Derecognise Trade Unions – Cornerstone are Out of Order

      by Tommy Sheridan

      ‘Union Busting Is Disgusting, Recognition Now’ was the chant outside the Glasgow HQ of the charity and social care provider Cornerstone in Glasgow’s Sydney Street today. It was a wretched afternoon with rain but the despicable actions of Cornerstone in the last week demanded action from trade union members regardless of the weather.

    • A supporter of the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) wears a rossette and badges at the UKIP Autumn Conference in Bournemouth, on the southern coast of England, on September 16, 2016.
      Last update: 19:20 05.12.2018
      19:20 05.12.2018

      Will a Resurgent SDP Supplant UKIP and the Lib Dems?

      by Neil Clark

      The nostalgia tv station Talking Pictures TV (Channel 81 Freeview if in UK and Ireland), has recently been showing repeats of the highly amusing 1981 sitcom Take a Letter Mr Jones, starring John Inman as a male secretary and Rula Lenska as his rather demanding boss.

    • Anti-Brexit demonstrators protest outside Parliament as British PM Theresa May was attending Prime Minister's questions in London, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018
      Last update: 15:47 04.12.2018
      15:47 04.12.2018

      They Won’t Let Us Leave EU

      by Jon Gaunt

      Well there’s a surprise …Not! On the very morning that MPs are to discuss Theresa May’s EU betrayal and The Tories contempt of Parliament up pops The European Court of Justice’s Advocate General stating that the UK can unilaterally revoke Article 50 and stop Brexit.

    • Coolio with the Celtic scarf
      Last update: 08:50 03.12.2018
      08:50 03.12.2018

      From Coolio to Celtic and Celebrity Big Brother – Life’s Rich Tapestries

      by Tommy Sheridan

      I had a very interesting Friday night. It was spent in the company of between 40 and 50 Catholic Parishioners from the Cumbernauld area of West Central Scotland. Originally I was invited, via Facebook, to speak at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Charitable Men’s Breakfast Club. It was to be a morning meeting with a chat and breakfast.

    • A combination of pictures created in London on April 18, 2017 shows British Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Theresa May (L) speaking at a press conference during a European Summit at the EU headquarters in Brussels on March 9, 2017 and Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (R) speaking on the fourth day of the annual Labour Party conference in Liverpool, north west England on September 28, 2016.
      Last update: 14:19 30.11.2018
      14:19 30.11.2018

      No Justice in UK

      by Jon Gaunt

      While Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn seem to have spent most of yesterday sorting out the most pressing political and social problem facing the UK…. who should host the Brexit TV debate, Britain continues to descend into anarchy.

    • Rod Lawler at Snooker German Masters
      Last update: 12:46 30.11.2018
      12:46 30.11.2018

      In Defence of Rod 'The Plod' Lawler: Sometimes Slow Can Be Good in Sport

      by Neil Clark

      The snooker tour's slowest player (no, it's not me), has been criticised by World Snooker supremo Barry Hearn, who is out to rid the sport of what he sees as the scourge of slow play.

    • John MacLean
      Last update: 10:07 30.11.2018
      10:07 30.11.2018

      'The Most Dangerous Man in Britain' – One of Scotland’s Finest Sons

      by Tommy Sheridan

      It would be politically criminal of me to write a column on this day and not dedicate it to one of Scotland’s finest sons. On November 30, 1923, the man daubed ‘the most dangerous man in Britain’ by the British secret intelligence services, but the ‘fighting dominie’ by the ordinary people, died of pneumonia aged only 44. His name was John MacLean.