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Harris’ cesspit

Rolf Harris supporter berates ‘The Steeple Times’   On Friday, one of Rolf Harris’ supporters wrote to The Steeple Times to share his views on our coverage of the convicted and jailed paedophile’s case.     In a tirade...

The mobile menace

Matthew Steeples suggests the ‘mobile generation’ should consider the effects of the menace they are beholden to   In a week when a baby dolphin was killed by selfish individuals desperate to get selfies with it,...

The death of print journalism

‘The Independent’s’ closure signals the beginning of a trend   The Lebedev family joined the establishment when they purchased The Independent and the Evening Standard. They positioned themselves as saviours of the free press and marking...

Rubio vs. Clinton

America has finally woken up and will send Donald Trump packing   In November, the former cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken told me that his money is on Marco Rubio as the Republican candidate and next President...

The troubles of Twitter

Matthew Steeples follows up on Jeremy Clarkson’s lament on the decline of Twitter and suggests the site could finally be on the wane   Yesterday, Jeremy Clarkson used his weekly column in The Sunday Times to...

Counting at Christie’s

As Christie’s report sales down 5% to £4.8 billion during 2015, Matthew Steeples asks: ‘Has the art market peaked?’   This morning the self-described “world’s leading art business” Christie’s announced 2015 sales of £4.8 billion ($7.4...

Mosley’s mouthpiece

As it is revealed that the new ‘independent’ organisation to regulate the press is largely dependent on donations from Max Mosley, Matthew Steeples suggests it is just about as useful as the hapless predecessor...

Justice and Janner

Matthew Steeples suggests a report into allegations against the late Lord Janner provides proof of a cover-up at the highest level   Keith Vaz MP has been strangely quiet of late. This one-time friend and supporter...

Justice and Janner

Matthew Steeples suggests a report into allegations against the late Lord Janner provides proof of a cover-up at the highest level   Keith Vaz MP has been strangely quiet of late. This one-time friend and supporter...

Video of the Week: Trump lauds the Clintons

Senator Ted Cruz shared a video montage in which Donald Trump lauds both Bill and Hillary Clinton on Sunday and in doing so makes a mockery of the King of the Combover (yet again)   On...

Moron of the Moment: Emily Thornberry

Emily Thornberry is totally unsuitable as Shadow Defence Secretary suggests Matthew Steeples   This week Jeremy Corbyn, quite possibly the worst Leader of the Opposition ever, appointed quite possibly the worst ever Shadow Defence Secretary ever.     In...

Ivanka’s crucible

Ivanka Trump admits to disagreeing with her father just as sources claim she fears for the damage his toxic Presidential campaign is doing to her own business activities; she now faces a personal crucible   Ivanka...

Happy New Year 2016

The Steeple Times wishes readers a prosperous 2016 and reviews some of our favourite stories from 2015   Many of you will have woken with sore heads after a night of celebration, but today The Steeple...

Merry Christmas 2015

The Steeple Times wishes readers a very Merry Christmas 2015   Today, as readers celebrate with family and friends, we hope that you have a wonderful day filled with joy and laughter.     Those of you in the...

Video of the Week: Sophisticated Trump

British comedian dubs Donald Trump and attempts to make him sound sophisticated   Peter Serafinowicz (pronounced ‘sair-uh-finnow-itch’), a British comedian and voice artist, has achieved the impossible: He took a video of Donald Trump and dubbed...

Wally of the Week: Martin Shkreli

Exploitative pharmaceutical price gouger Martin Shkreli arrested on suspicion of running a Ponzi scheme   Yesterday, Martin Shkreli (whose name is pronounced ‘SHKRELL-ee’), the son of Albanian immigrants and a former pupil of the “elite Manhattan...

Two into one

Low-built £11.95 million Belgravia residence created by merging two properties into one is illustrative of how the total housing stock in the city’s most elite areas is being depleted   Despite there being more and more...

The lessons for Labour

If Hilary Benn wants to become an electable Labour leader, he ought to learn the lessons of William Hague and Iain Duncan Smith   This summer, Jeremy Corbyn declared his victory would be accompanied by the...

Video of the Week: Islamist Scumbags

Andrew Neil rightly references “IS” for what it truly is: A bunch of “Islamist Scumbags”   In a 1:46 minute denunciation of the terrorists who killed 132 innocent people in Paris on the BBC’s This Week...

Wally of the Week: Jeremy Corbyn MP

Labour’s leader Jeremy Corbyn should have behaved better on Remembrance Sunday; and now he should now retract his nonsensical remarks about Trident   It started off well for Jeremy Corbyn. He put on a red poppy...

Picture of the Week: The anachronism of anarchy

Anarchists achieved little in London on Bonfire Night (other than making a bit of a mess and taking the cowardly action of spooking a few horses)   The police lined the streets and business owners looked...

Hero of the Hour: Christoph Waltz on the selfie generation

In sharing his views on Facebook and the dangers of the Internet, Bond villain Christoph Waltz speaks utter sense   Despite being the star of the moment given his role in the latest Bond film, SPECTRE,...

Wallies of the Week: Simon Danczuk MP and his estranged wife Karen

Simon Danczuk MP needs to reassess his approach to dealing with the media; his estranged wife, meanwhile, would do well to ditch Louise Clifford and find a new PR   The Labour Member of Parliament for...

The hydrant has burst

Newly released figures relating to prominent figures under investigation as part of Operation Hydrant are truly shocking as is the £1 billion yearly cost of policing allegations of sexual assault   Yesterday, the leading investigative news...

Labouring electability

In highlighting that Labour has become irrelevant, Lord Warner made a valid observation but the point he misses is that democracy requires a strong opposition also   In his resignation letter to Jeremy Corbyn this week,...

Saluting Exaro

Matthew Steeples suggests that despite standing accused of “mistake making”, Exaro is still an invaluable investigative news source and one that the public should continue to take seriously   On Sunday, the economist and investor Dr Jerome Booth...

Flatlining

Have the markets for fine art, classic cars and super-prime property peaked?   Property prices in super-prime areas such as Kensington and Chelsea are reported to be down some 15% compared to 2014 and this...

Binning democracy

Image of shabbily dressed Jeremy Corbyn sums up where democracy in Britain is headed   On Saturday, Labour committed political suicide and elected Jeremy Corbyn its leader. A picture of him, taken earlier in the week,...

Taking refuge with The Telegraph

Letter to ‘The Telegraph’ illustrates a sensible perspective on how England should behave towards “foreigners flying for refuge against oppression and tyranny”   Given the about-turn by many elements of the British press with regard to...

Where have all the gentlemen gone?

Matthew Steeples laments the loss of one of what once set London apart: Manners and gentlemen   In September in London, “normality” – if such ever exists – is meant to resume. The ‘Silly Season’ is...

The problem of Proctor

Harvey Proctor’s press conference was nothing but a one-sided stunt   It’s all very well for the disgraced former MP Harvey Proctor to have cried and claimed that his life had been ruined at a press...

Video of the Week: It’s The Benny Brown Show

Gordon Brown and Michelle Mone in parody accompanied by the music of The Benny Hill Show   As Labour’s elite desperately try to derail Jeremy Corbyn’s efforts to become leader of their party,our Video of the...