What I did on my summer hollywolls – by Russell Brand

It’s been a year, Jeremy. A whole year. I suppose a year’s a long time to take a summer holiday, you know. But we need to excise ourselves from these meaningless labels, like Summer, and time. I’ve learnt a lot on my journey. No. We’ve learnt a lot. Together. Not by sitting at home, in our jammyjams, watching cheap commercial…

Political bias? Not likely. But the exclusion of Greens and the SNP from the TV debates raises a mystery.

Commentators, tweeters, and ordinary folk alike on both sides of the political spectrum are often too quick to shout ‘BBC bias’ when the organisation expresses anything that may even remotely contradict their beliefs. This is understandable. After all, the BBC is the only publicly-funded news organisation. Ergo it is the only such organisation independent from corporate interests; whether or not the capacity…

Ukip isn’t real – it’s a state of mind

The purple banners unite the public against politicians, bankers, energy companies, Brussels, foreigners, toffs. Policies come and go like the seasons. Nigel Farage holds true conservative values that David Cameron can’t. He stands up for the working man in the way that Ed Miliband won’t. He cries in protest against the power-driven monster that Nick Clegg has become. Farage is all of the above. Ukip is none.

DWP faces legal blitzkrieg

Iain Duncan Smith’s little shop of horrors, more commonly known as the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), has opened itself up to a legal challenge after telling a woman who was denied employment and support allowance that she contributed to her own medical condition, Ewing’s Sarcoma (a rare bone cancer). “We have now decided…

Farage kickstarts UKIP winter clearout

How dull would Sky News be without Nigel Farage and his band of merry madhatters? In the politicosphere this week, Ed Miliband exerted an earlier-than-expected influence on the banking sector, while the Liberal Democrats have, rather typically, “managed to create a whole sex scandal without any sex,” as Lord Steel amusingly phrased it.  Nigel Farage also stole…