Let’s kick uglism out of politics



This article was first published in The Guardian

I was appalled to see in a recent opinion poll that 74% of voters said they would be more likely to vote Labour if Ed Miliband changed his face. Actually, I wasn’t appalled because I made that up. But it wouldn’t surprise me if Labour’s lead hit double figures on condition that Ed swapped the Miliface for someone else’s. Possibly his brother David’s. (more…)


Thierry Henry in training (picture via @algernonradish)

Thierry Henry in training

Thierry Henry: “Well tonight, Matthew, I’m going to be Maradona…”

And as Thierry disappears through the smoke in front of the “Stars in Your Eyes” doors (always slightly unsettling for anyone who’s seen “The Fog”), we curse him for eliminating the Irish through cheating, yet thank him for helping create that excellent pun about people getting fed up with the whole story suffering from Thierry Ennui (more…)

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