Discussion of the more serious side of the Mail's agenda
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By Safe_Timber_Man
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I can't imagine he gives much of a shit, but Hugh is being well and truly kicked!

Hugh's latest flop: He's starred in plenty of stinkers, but are his four bellies and a turtle neck his biggest let down yet?

*Hugh Grant, 55, waded into the sea on holiday in Marbella this week
*His face looked lined and jowly and wore ill-fitting swimming shorts
*Here experts examine the paunch, the hair, the moobs and wrinkly neck

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... t-yet.html

The readers aren't playing ball, though:
simplysaid, Dublin, Ireland, 9 hours ago
What a nasty article, DM.
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Disillusioned me, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
A gross invasion of his privacy....Leave him alone
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Uncle Tighthead, Harlow, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
FFS he's fifty odd. For that age he ain't doing badly. Nast article
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romft, wells, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
He looks fine......leave him alone........his recent film ''Florence Foster Jenkins' is fabulous.....the DM has turned into a nasty and bitter rag.
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By Safe_Timber_Man
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And so the attack continues.

When you consider that the only thing she's done to incur Dacre's wrath is to try and help people in need, and encourages others to do the same, the attacks on her are quite disturbing.

And by the way, D M, she is not trying to "save the world." Mark Zuckerburg is not trying to "save the world". Angelina Jolie is not trying to "save the world". This sneering line has been trotted out at quite a rate in recently.

That's rich, Amal! How Mrs Clooney's worn £34,000 of clothes in 14 days while grandstanding as a champion of the downtrodden
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With silk dresses, £1,000 designer bags and skyscraper heels, Amal Clooney's outfits are glamorous enough to grace a red carpet.

Yet the glossy-haired human rights barrister, 38, has spent the past fortnight parading her wardrobe at events linked to issues ranging from sex slavery to the refugee crisis.

Amal wore a different designer label — often several designer labels — each day.

But given her worthy role, some of her haute couture fashion seems out of place. Even saving the world, it seems, is better done in designer clothes, be they bought or borrowed.

Annabelle77, New York, United States, 7 hours ago
And there you have it. Yes, she has every right to wear what she wants, but it does tell you where her real priorities are. I put this in the same category as Environmentalist Leo Dicaprio in his Lear jets and Range Rovers. Hypocritical as hell.
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Just Saying, Wherever, United States, 7 hours ago
Before I just thought she was a fake, a hypocrit and a celebrity climber - now I find her repulsive. This is completely inappropriate.
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Mrs Runner5k, Maryland, 7 hours ago
I find it hard to take her seriously as someone who really cares as she seems so wrapped up in designer dressing. She must spend ages ordering it as she has a new outfit for every day nearly.
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Pennielane, Beverly Hills California, United States, 7 hours ago
A "human rights lawyer" spending zillions on designers clothes and just cannot keep her life out of fashion magazines and tabloids....superficial!
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Maple-leaf, London, United Kingdom, 7 hours ago
I'm sick of these patronising "actors" and "z" stars lording over us, that we should give our hard earned money to this charity and that charity it never ends.
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Bluetaxi, Morristown, United States, 6 hours ago
Disgusting! Ugh, Mrs. Clooney, please go away and stop this holier then thou phoniness. She's soooo impressed with herself isn't she.
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Amel9999, sydney, Australia, 5 hours ago
she loves the cameras, check out the hair flicks.
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And of course, some personal abuse about her appearence thrown in:

Here there, somewhere, United States, 4 hours ago
Well, she or he sucks as a lawyer, so is opting for modeling. Too bad she looks like a dr@g que3n.
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Monsoonie2000, Ashford, United Kingdom, 7 hours ago
Beaked nose idiot
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Harriet, Toronto, Canada, 5 hours ago
Prey Mantis, nice goggle eyes.
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By Safe_Timber_Man
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So Obama was at Necker Island last week. Branson backed Remain.

This was always coming. Careful, though, Dacre. This one can fight back.

Welcome to ego island: It's not just Obama. Branson's shamelessly invited legions of celebs and royals to his Caribbean idyll - and all for the greater glory of one man and his brand
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... sland.html

Picture that tells us why voters chose Brexit and Trump: Ordinary people are sick of hearing men like Branson and Obama lecturing us from sunloungers on a private island
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/artic ... Trump.html

Obama didn't lecture you from sunloungers on a private island. He came over to the UK personally. Maybe they should lecture us from a massive Scottish estate.

elf, Carmel, United States, 10 hours ago
Where are all the refugees?
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jayne, Staffordshire, United Kingdom, 10 hours ago
No refugees were invited I see
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Blomsberg, Manchester, United Kingdom, 10 hours ago
Presumably given mr Branson's position on brexit, he would fully support unlimited imm1gration on to his island?
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Sogotia7, London, United Kingdom, 10 hours ago
Richard Branson the hypo hypocrit..One of the big 1 percenters. Totally against Brexit...but lives on his own paradise island. If there are any refugees or migrants there...they are cooking and serving his dinner and drinks and cleaning his big ass.
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I think they genuinely believe they're making a killer point when they constantly come out with this retort. Gary Lineker gets it all the time, too. Or just about anyone rich and famous who has shown compassion.

And speaking of Gary Lineker - Just spotted this further down the page:

Holier than thou? Barely a day passes without Gary Lineker sharing his 'oh, so right on' views. But while his fans pay their pennies to the HMRC, the sanctimonious presenter saves a fortune by avoiding tax
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... hemes.html
By Cyclist
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Mr Dacre, I've fixed that broken headline Mr Dacre
Uglier than thou? Barely a day passes without Paul Dacre sharing his 'oh, so right wing' views. But while his fans pay their pennies to the HMRC, the sanctimonious editor's paper saves a fortune by avoiding tax
By Safe_Timber_Man
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Not new prey, by any means, but it seems Emma Watson is back in his sights following her recent award win:

It's a pity there's no award for the most pompous, politically-correct personality on the planet because Emma Watson would be shoo-in, whatever gender she claims to be
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... atson.html

Lorraine leaves viewers stunned when she describes Emma Watson as a 'wee bit annoying' as the star wins an MTV award (but some insist it's 'what the nation's thinking')
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... oying.html

bitsyboo, Worthing, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago
wee bit annoying ,bloody annoying ,she hasnt been on this earth 5 mins and is always banging on about something,for gods sake just do the job you are handsomely paid for a shut up
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stuart39, london, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago
not just a wee bit annoying she really, really annoying
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Bootneck 350, Exeter, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago
Emma Watson Bad Actress, crusader, f e m i n a z i and downright boring!. Yawn off to America because soon enough she'll be applying to be a a citizen!
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BeenAround123, Almost Lost, United States, 31 minutes from now
She needs to become a mother. I was much more "liberal" until I became a mom. Makes you look at the world differently..... but then again she'd name her kid Alex- gender neutral -and put the kid in yellow -gender neutral- then have neutral toys- no cars, dolls, etc. Then she'd probably get the shock of her life. If she has a "normal" kid, it would go for gender specific toys in spite of her best efforts.
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By bluebellnutter
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Slightly different to the normal "prey" but it seems they've taken this guy for a ride.

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Guy puts amusing photo on Twitter
Mail Online asks to use picture
Guy says no
Mail Online uses picture anyway

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By SoulBoy
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Unmoderated story should anyone choose to point this out.

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By Safe_Timber_Man
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Safe_Timber_Man wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:32 am
Dua Lipa and Stormzy are the big BRIT Awards 2018 winners scooping two apiece... as the grime artist makes a heartfelt plea for Grenfell during impassioned performance
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/ar ... nners.html

What he said:
"Yo Theresa May, where’s the money for Grenfell? Do you think we’ve just forgotten about Grenfell? You criminals!"

What he also said, which the Daily Mail seem to have omitted from their article:
"The Daily Mail can suck my suck"
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So I think we can expect a few hit pieces on Stormzy in the near future!

Shots Fired!

There’s nothing like the Brit Awards for helping Left-wing celebrities gain the oxygen of publicity.

Stormzy then remarked that this newspaper could ‘ suck my d**k’, apparently on the grounds that our sister website recently carried an article quoting a mental health expert from York University who blames his lyrics, popular among impressionable teenagers, for glamorising ultra-strong ‘skunk’ marijuana.

This being 2018, the remarks met with high praise in the echo chamber of social media, where Labour’s Twitterati proclaimed them a highlight of the night.

Coining it, Corbyn’s mate, the rapper who spits bile against the Tories
TheRe’S nothing like the Brit Awards for helping Left-wing celebrities gain the oxygen of publicity. Broadcast live, on prime-time telly, the annual music industry shindig has, over the years, been jollified by such timeless PR stunts as pop group Chumbawumba tipping an ice bucket over John Prescott, Ronnie wood pushing then throwing a drink over an inebriated DJ called Brandon Block, and singer Jarvis Cocker storming the stage to ‘moon’ in the general direction of Michael Jackson.

On wednesday, a modish 24- year- old ‘grime’ star known as Stormzy continued this noble tradition, using his performance to monster the Prime Minister via the medium of rap, calling her a ‘criminal’ who had not only smeared the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy as ‘ savages’, but also starved them of cash.

‘Yo, Theresa May, where’s the money for Grenfell?’ he asked. ‘You think we just forgot about Grenfell? You criminals, and you’ve got the cheek to call us savages, you should do some jail time, you should pay some damages, you should burn your house down and see if you can manage this.’

Stormzy then remarked that this newspaper could ‘ suck my d**k’, apparently on the grounds that our sister website recently carried an article quoting a mental health expert from York University who blames his lyrics, popular among impressionable teenagers, for glamorising ultra-strong ‘skunk’ marijuana.

This being 2018, the remarks met with high praise in the echo chamber of social media, where Labour’s Twitterati proclaimed them a highlight of the night.

Jeremy Corbyn promptly remarked ‘what a powerful performance’, while the rapper’s hard-Left local MP, Labour’s emma Dent Coad, praised him for, allegedly, ‘ speaking truth to power’. her colleague David Lammy, a former Blairite minister, said the remarks deserved ‘respect’.

Set aside, for a moment, the small — if inevitable — fact that Stormzy was actually doing the very opposite of ‘speaking truth’. Theresa May has never called anyone ‘savages’, and her government has so far committed around £250 million of taxpayers’ money to the Grenfell tragedy, according to whitehall sources.

Indeed, no. 10 responded yesterday by saying the PM is ‘absolutely committed’ to supporting those affected by the Grenfell tragedy. Forget also the delicious irony of this multi-millionaire sermonising from a venue plastered with the logo of corporate sponsor Mastercard. For a more intriguing aspect of this headline-grabbing episode is the light it throws on the close relationship between ‘grime’ music and what one might call the cult of Corbyn.

Stars of the genre, which is very loosely defined as British hip-hop, were instrumental in persuading young people to vote Labour at last year’s election via a campaign called ‘Grime4Corbyn’.

It saw them repeatedly endorse him via songs and videos shared on social media, where Stormzy boasts 1.1 million followers on Twitter and 1.7 million more on Instagram.

In the run-up to polling day, the singer, whose two Brit Awards attest to his status as grime’s most mainstream and charismatic star, repeatedly encouraged fans to first register to vote, and then back the 68-year-old Labour leader.

MEANWHILE, his native Croydon — a key marginal — was flooded with unofficial leaflets and posters bearing his image, along with a message saying: ‘The Tories hold Croydon by 165 votes (that’s literally it) — even your dad’s got more Facebook friends.’

Pop stars and Left-leaning celebrities backing Labour at an election is, of course, nothing new.

however, in the febrile atmosphere of last year’s election, Stormzy and his peers seem to have been unusually successful. Research from westminster University later suggested 58 per cent of grime fans — a demographic which takes in several million mostlyyoung voters — backed Labour, while one in four said they were inspired to by the Grime4Corbyn campaign.

By way of a ‘thank you’, Corbyn recorded a personal tribute to Stormzy which was read out when he was honoured at the MOBO awards shortly afterwards. ‘In the General election, your contribution helped secure the highest youth turnout in a quarter of a century, showing the positive impact grime has on our society,’ it went.

The duo then appeared on stage together both at Glastonbury, where Stormzy persuaded tens of thousands of largely middle- class fans (who had paid £243 per ticket) to serenade him by singing ‘Oh Jeremy Corbyn’, and at the GQ Awards. At the latter event, the singer was presented with the ‘artist of the year’ award by Corbyn, who giggled when Stormzy used his acceptance speech to dub Theresa May as a ‘paigon’, a slang term he subsequently said means ‘a snake, a foul person’.

Cynics may argue that Stormzy should be using his status as a role model to campaign on such pertinent issues as the scourge of knife crime, rather than issuing slurs towards female politicians.

however, his obsession with party politics is, like much of his (deservedly successful) music, almost certainly a product of his upbringing. Christened Michael ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Junior, he’s one of four children of Abigail Owou, an evangelical Christian of Ghanaian heritage, and grew up in a housing association property near norbury fire station in South London.

his father, who worked as a cabbie, deserted the family when he was an infant. As a result, Owou was left with very little money, and her children were sent to tough local schools. Michael did well until just after his GCSes, when he fell into a bad crowd and began misbehaving.

eventually, he was expelled and soon became caught up in a gang. ‘Back then, I’m waking up, I’m hitting the roads, I’m going to get drugs,

and I’m going to sell drugs, and I’m linking up with the mandem [gang] later, and we’re going to figure out how to make some money tonight, where we can rob and who we can move to,’ he once recalled.

Aged 19, he joined an apprentice course, ending up as a project manager at an oil refinery off the south coast. But then his music career — being pursued in his free time — took off.

A series of home-made rap videos uploaded to YouTube became viral hits, and a selfpublished 2014 record led to TV bookings. His album ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ was released and it was the first grime record to be a UK No.1.

By now, he was on first-name terms with Corbyn, who he’d endorsed, saying: ‘I feel like he gets what the ethnic minorities are going through and the homeless and the working class.’

He also used social media to attack the Government, calling Tory ministers ‘p***yholes’ over nurses’ pay. With girlfriend Maya Jama, a Radio One host, he lives in a £2 million flat, rented from a senior executive of a major bank in West London.

More recently, he became acquainted with Princes William and Harry after speaking publicly about how he had struggled with depression.

Inevitably there have been controversies — such as when it was revealed he’d used homophobic language on Twitter before finding fame (he swiftly apologised).

He also rebuked the police for seizing a kilo of heroin, 190 knives and 18 firearms during raids on the eve of the Notting Hill Carnival — asking if such raids had happened before Glastonbury or only ‘for black events’.

Like many wealthy socialists, he’s an astute businessman, funnelling earnings through a network of companies set up by accountants who say their work involves mainly advising ‘a select client base of ultra-high-networth individuals’ and ‘overseas companies and non-domiciled individuals’ on ‘tax and accounting issues in the UK and worldwide’.

What Mr Corbyn might think of such firms is anyone’s guess. But following his very public endorsement of Stormzy this week, nothing will stop him being this modish young musician’s number one fan.
By Safe_Timber_Man
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Dua Lipa is a new one to me but she's a singer. Only 22 so I don't think she's been on the scene for long but seems to be up and coming.

Stormzy is a black Leftie Luvvie rapper from Croydon who I think is going to be a colossal pain the arse to the Right wing press and Tories using his increasingly large platform to call them out.
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