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Jihad Jenny: Hamas

Loony “independent Liberal Democrat” peer Jenny Tonge has gone off on one again. ‘Jihad’ Jenny yesterday defended Hamas during a Lords debate on the Middle East, saying the terrorist organisation had a right to use violence against Israel: “The propaganda coming out of the Israeli embassy now is to concentrate on Hamas, the so-called ter [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

The bubble bursts for Sodastream

Sodastream began the year with a bang: it signed up the Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson as its first “global ambassador” and vowed to take on rivals Pepsi and Coca-Cola in a Super Bowl commercial watched by millions. Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

If you think Russell Brand’s new book is confused, you should read what his critics have to say about it

This week, by law, I have to deride Russell Brand as a self-obsessed, annoying idiot. No article or comment on Twitter can legally be written now unless it does this, so by the weekend the Sunday magazine recipes will go, “Goose and marmalade paella, serves six – unless one of the six is Russell Brand in which case he can make his own dinner as [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

Telegraph Bloodbath: D'Ancona Out After 19 Years

End of an era for the Telegraph on two fronts today: To all fantastic @telegraph readers with whom I've corresponded, exchanged tweets or chatted in the past 19 years: THANK YOU. I'll miss you — Matthew d'Ancona (@MatthewdAncona) October 31, 2014 This morning’s paper also saw Tim Walker’s last Mandrake diary column… UPDATE: MediaGuido h [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

Lunch with the FT: Richard Branson

Chicken or beef?” The call of the Virgin Atlantic trolley-pusher escapes my lips as Sir Richard Branson consults his menu. Without looking up, the philanthropic entrepreneur-adventurer tells me he gave up beef nine months ago, having read what [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014