Author Archives: Tim Ireland

About Tim Ireland

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Suburban Jihad: unleash the polite letter-writing campaign!

Thank you to Hugh Muir from the Guardian for winkling out this reply from “sources close to the MP [Patrick Mercer]” (below). The Guardian Hugh Muir: The word is out. Cut all links with the Great Fabricator. If only they’d … Continue reading

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Patrick Mercer has some explaining to do

By now you will have seen the news that The Sun have finally managed to swallow their pride and summon their courage enough to deliver a small apology to Ummah.com (with this ickle bit of apology on Page 12 of … Continue reading

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Meet Tory Muppet

Big-ups to Jamie Sport (script) Daniel Hoffmann-Gill (voice and script) who did so much to help bring Conservative Change Channel into being: Conservative Change Channel: Nadine Dorries & Andy Coulson are innocent! I’m sure you’ll be delighted to hear that … Continue reading

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The next guy in line

Morning, all. I found out yesterday that Adam Macqueen of Private Eye is off on holiday until Tuesday, and I’ve no interest in conducting an ambush in his absence (i.e. while he’s not able to answer for himself) and so … Continue reading

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Iain Dale is being a pain again

All I need Iain Dale to do this morning, even if he is not going to post any form of correction or apology, is acknowledge receipt of a single email. He played this game the weekend he was busy smearing … Continue reading

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Patrick Mercer: conduct unbecoming

Patrick Mercer is the Conservative MP for Newark. He is the former Shadow Minister for Homeland Security, and present Chairman of the House of Commons Sub-Committee on Counter-Terrorism. It is my contention that Patrick Mercer has now brought his party, … Continue reading

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Dominic Wightman has some explaining to do

Dominic Wightman*, Glen Jenvey and Michael Starkey used to be the core members of a team of amateur ‘terror experts’ operating under the name Vigil and working hand-in-hand with Conservative MP – and then Shadow Minister for Homeland Security – … Continue reading

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The Glen Jenvey story: closure

Let’s skip right past the producers of the Donal MacIntyre programme on Radio 5 Live (more) asking me very nicely not to publish anything that might spoil or date their story, and the rich reward that followed (a single word … Continue reading

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“Are you kidding? NOTHING beats my wife!”

This is my response to an email I received on Thursday night. Yes, it’s real, and yes, both the instigator and the interviewer (assuming they are two different people) are for real. I have not edited or changed any of … Continue reading

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RIP Frank Branston

The unexpected death of Frank Branston has prompted a dual statement from Alistair Burt and Nadine Dorries, who today describe Branston as a “formidable politician” who “was always motivated by a desire for the best in Bedford.” Perhaps Nadine Dorries … Continue reading

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