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How wealthy landowners are destroying Britain's wild birds - and getting away with it

(not satire – it’s the UK today!)

Britain’s wealthy landowners are secretly waging war on Britain’s rarest wild birds in order to make it easier to develop land or use it for so-called ‘sports’ such as grouse shooting. 340 more words

Open Government

BBC claims "incorrect" Salmond report not "intentional"

(not satire – it’s the BBC!)


The BBC has admitted that a report by its political editor Nick Robinson on Alex Salmond during the Scottish independence referendum campaign “was inaccurate” and “incorrect” but claimed they “found no grounds for believing the inaccuracy to have been intentional”. 110 more words


UK contract to help train the Saudi Prison Service with their floggings and beheadings

(not satire – it’s the UK today!)

In the light of Saudi Arabia’s decision to publicly flog a blogger a thousand times for being too liberal, … 164 more words

Open Government

11-year old criminal tells court that bankers are his role model (not satire!)

(not satire – it’s the UK today!)

An 11-year-old boy in Shepton Mallet – found guilty on numerous charges including violence, arson, criminal damage, theft, handing stolen goods, threatening behaviour and exposing himself in public – has told a magistrates court that he wants to be a bank manager when he grows up: 78 more words


Russia bans transgender people from driving (not satire!)

(not satire – it’s Putin’s Russia!)

It’s one of those headlines so appalling it’s hard to believe it’s not satire.

But it’s not:

Transsexual and transgender people will no longer qualify for Russian driving licences… 53 more words


Meet Ebenezer Scrooge 2014: sacking people is "great fun"

(not satire – it’s the UK today)

Over a hundred and seventy years after Dickens published a Christmas Carol, meet Ebenezer Scrooge 2014:

You can read all about how Moulton sacked his staff and couldn’t even be bothered to tell them here: 290 more words


Diary of a Madman

It’s been some time since I’ve felt a compulsion to pour my thoughts out into the ether, but today’s just one of those days. I’ll be honest: I feel like I’m going mad. 2,104 more words