American Idiot moves into top 20 in charts ahead of Trump visit

From The London Economic: Green Day’s American Idiot has moved into the top 20 in the UK charts ahead of Donald Trump’s visit to the country this week.

The President is set to arrive in London on Thursday and will be welcomed with hostile crowds and a Trump baby blimp in the skies.

But protesters look to have gone one step further by launching a concerted campaign to get American Idiot to the top of the music charts.

Through a combination of purchases and streams, the song has risen to No. 1 on the Amazon sales chart, cracked the iTunes Top 10, and sneaked into the Top 20 singles chart as well.

[Read full article on The London Economic…]

Theresa May holds up Belgium football shirt in PR gaffe on day of England’s World Cup match

From the Guardian: At the start of a summit of EU leaders in Brussels, the British prime minister was ambushed by the Belgian prime minister, Charles Michel, who presented her with a Belgian football team top ahead of the England v Belgium World Cup game.

Theresa May held up the strip, before realising that doing so might be a PR gaffe, and appeared to attempt to hide it away. Unfortunately her fellow leaders pointed to the TV monitors showing her reaction live to a packed hall of reporters.

[Read full article on Guardian website…]

Jeremy Corbyn owns Theresa May at PMQs over Boris’s Trump comments

Theresa May is owned by Jeremy Corbyn, and the look on her face is highly amusing!

This is what they called 'being owned' 🔥🔥🔥

This is what they called 'being owned' 🔥🔥🔥

Posted by Owen Jones on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Daily Mail shares plummet 25% after announcing £112m losses

From Evolve Politics: Shares in the company that owns both the Daily Mail and MailOnline have plummeted by 25% after they announced a huge £112m loss.

The publications’ parent company DMGT made a profit of £202m in 2016, but said that ‘challenging conditions in some of our sectors’ had led to the huge losses incurred in 2017.

And, in a stark warning for the paper’s long term future, the company added that they expected 2018 to be just as tough.

#DailyFail #DailyHateMail: Shares in the company that owns both the #DailyMail and MailOnline have plummeted by 25%…

Posted by Stop The Tories Channel on Saturday, December 2, 2017

[Read full article on Evolve Politics…]

Tory councillors ridiculed as they are drowned out by traffic noise while arguing against cycle path

From Cycling Weekly: An attempt by Conservative activists to promote their campaign against a new Cycle Superhighway in south-west London has somewhat backfired after a video posted online showed three men struggling to be heard above the noise of passing traffic.

While the three men talk about how they think the segregated cycle path will “destroy the character” of the “village high street”, they are drowned out by the sound of passing cars, vans and lorries, with Cllr McGregor’s introduction also interrupted by what sounds to be a truck reversing just off camera.

The video was picked up by Guardian writer Peter Walker, who said that you “genuinely couldn’t make it up”, before other Twitter users, including a certain Ned Boulting, weighed in with their thoughts on the video, also pointing out that getting more people on bikes would reduce pollution in the area and, as shown by studies elsewhere in London, provide increased trade for local businesses.

[Read full article on Cycling Weekly…]

The Conservative Party’s Instagram shows their social media game is absolutely terrible

From BuzzFeed: “The Conservatives have been forced to come up with a new social media strategy at their annual party conference.

“Unfortunately for their electoral prospects, this involves paying to push candid mobile phone pictures of middle-aged Cabinet Office minister Damian Green holding a piece of paper into the public’s Instagram feeds.

“Shortly afterwards the Conservatives made another Instagram post: This time it was an overlit picture of defence secretary Michael Fallon sitting in a temporary office.”

[Read full article on BuzzFeed…]

The Tories tried to launch a right-wing Momentum and it’s just embarrassing

From Huck magazine: “Welcome to Activate UK”, read their first Tweet posted yesterday evening, with #activateuk #meme #retweet #rt thrown in for good measure. It’s not just the embarrassing hashtags that suggest whoever is behind the social media operation here is doomed to fail from the offset, anyone with a grip on social media could tell you the their handle (@Activate_uk_net) with its double underscoring is truly an awful choice.

[Read full article on Huck magazine website…]

Tories Keep Doing This Incredibly Awkward Thing With Their Legs

From Unilad: Whoever the Conservative Party have been getting in to do their media training must be a secret leftie because they’re starting to look so ridiculous it must be intentional sabotage.

This Thursday David Cameron appeared on Sky News, to be grilled by the great British public on Britain’s continued membership of the European Union.

So how did he decide to stand to convey power and authority? Well kind of like an overgrown man child who’d just shit himself…

Seriously what’s going on with this pose? His legs are about as far apart as Conservative and Labour’s manifestos!

[Read full article with photos on Unilad…]