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Troubled Tories

Matthew Steeples suggests that the Conservatives should stop attacking one another and focus on getting out of the coalition   The Conservative Party needs to get its house in order instead of allowing in-fighting to dominate...

Text speak

A call to communicate properly   Today, Monday, is my birthday. I share it with Mohamed Fayed, Mark Owen, Rosamund Pike and Andy Coulson (who cannot be amused by having to spend it at the Old...

Fight Club

Charles Saatchi launches bizarre attack on Taki   The saying “older but wiser” certainly doesn’t apply to Charles Saatchi who has launched a “furious attack” on socialite journalist Taki Theodoracopulous.   Saatchi, whose marital strife has filled acres...

Sense, censorship and conversation

Should controls on Internet and email usage in public spaces and cafes, bars and restaurants be welcomed?   When you see someone sat in a café tapping away on a laptop what do you think? Could...

Rotten Apple

Apple need to return to producing quality products   Today, I’ve experienced surprisingly fine customer service courtesy of Peter Jones and Carphone Warehouse and been subjected to two examples of poorly made technological goods courtesy of...

Criminals do not scare us

Thomas McLoughlin’s threats against Matthew Steeples will not put a stop to our exposes on him and others   We at The Steeple Times are not afraid to expose crooks and villains. Having highlighted the activities...

Naff off

Central London is losing its character   A house in Pelham Street for £105 million, Tamara Ecclestone spends £1 million on a bathtub and Made in Chelsea’s Spencer Matthews racks up a bar bill of £450,000....

An ugly mess

Constance Briscoe charged with third count of intending to pervert the course of justice   Constance Briscoe had it all: a successful career as a barrister and part-time judge, a large house in Clapham and friends...

Burying the phone hacking trial

The mess that is the phone hacking trial   The public have tired of the phone hacking trial and despite Stuart Kuttner, the News of the World’s former managing editor, being placed in the dock today...

Ban the Bakfiet

Dangerous bicycles with cargo boxes that carry children should be banned   With the current furore regarding relations between cyclists and motorists in London, one particular type of bicycle that has come to public attention is...

The BBC’s charitable activities are a mess

Another nail in the coffin for the BBC   The BBC’s annual Comic Relief is a charity fundraiser that has raised over £750 million. Though there is much about it that is commendable, revelations that £150...

Greed and envy

‘The Mirror’ is wrong to attack Boris Johnson’s speech to the Centre for Policy Studies   The Mirror is a left-wing paper so some would say their latest attack on Boris Johnson was inevitable, but this...

Plebs and Throttlers

Mitchell and Saatchi may have both been truly wronged   The evidence is becoming clearer and the role of the police and others is sadly becoming more apparent. The media plainly got a lot wrong about...

Bluntly defeated

Crispin Blunt MP sees off attempt to deselect him by a mammoth margin of 5-1   In a move that illustrates that Theresa May’s description of the perception of the Conservatives as the “nasty party” is...

Cash crazy

A diamond, an Aston and a startup are indicative of market madness   In the last twenty-four hours, three extraordinary priced items have hit the headlines. The first, a diamond, sold at Sotheby’s in Geneva for...

Morgan without a Morgan is not Morgan

A call to reinstate Charles Morgan to the board of Morgan   Our feature on the parallels between the ousting of Sir Bernard Docker from Daimler in 1956 and the removal of Charles Morgan from the...

Prycing a job

Ex-jailbird Vicky Pryce employs a former prisoner as her PA   Vicky Pryce plainly has no desire to fade from the limelight. Having served two months of an eight month sentence herself, the shameless  ex-wife of...

The curse of Savile

As Savile’s chauffeur Dave Smith is found dead, we suggest his curse is coming into effect   Jimmy Savile’s driver Ray Teret appeared in court on Saturday charged with historic sex offences and now another former...

The genius of Homeland

Twist in latest episode of ‘Homeland’ was pure genius   Since its inception, Homeland has never failed to impress. Some might say the second series was a let down. I’d disagree. The end of last night’s...

Savile’s driver heads to court

How can arrest of Ray Teret be anything other than related to the activities of Jimmy Savile?   Jimmy Savile’s driver, Ray “Ugli” Teret, appears in court this morning charged with sex offences against fifteen teenage...

Prycing a sentence

Owen Jones is wrong to argue that Vicky Pryce shouldn’t have been locked up   In today’s edition of The Independent, Owen Jones, the author of Chavs, argues that “ Pryce and her husband should never...

The EU’s let our Defenders down

The axing of one of the world’s most iconic vehicles is a disgrace   The very last Land Rover Defender will roll out of the company’s Birmingham factory in December 2015. Killed off after 67 successful...

Meddling with McCann

Latest Madeleine McCann stories leave more questions than answers   As Gerry and Kate McCann sue a former Portuguese police officer over his book about the 2007 disappearance of their daughter, Madeleine, the Daily Express have...

Ed Miliband: A true hypocrite

That Ed Miliband was prepared to pose with an individual who wishes to dance on Margaret Thatcher’s grave is an utter disgrace   Whilst Ed Miliband was rightly offended by the attacks upon his late father,...

Respect the dead

‘The Daily Mail’ should apologise for their attack on the late Ralph Miliband   The Daily Mail has rightly come under fire for describing the late Ralph Miliband as “hating Britain” and using a picture (since...

Ask again

Matthew Steeples suggests complaints about founders of ask.fm are unfounded   Ilja and Mark Terebin, the Latvian founders of ask.fm, have hit the headlines for sipping champagne and being pictured whilst at a wedding. That these...

Out routed

New £354,000 Route Master bus crashes on Chelsea Bridge Road on second day in service   On Saturday, on seeing one of Boris Johnson’s new Route Master buses on the Kings Road, I commented about how...

The Politics, The Powerhouses, The People

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Send in the Goldsmiths

Politicians should follow the lead of Zac Goldsmith MP   He may be independently wealthy but Zac Goldsmith is a Member of Parliament whose actions in not claiming a single penny in expenses should send a...

Finding the truth of Fernbridge

Now is the time to progress Operation Fernbridge   Some will say he’s dead and unable to defend himself but now that the Metropolitan Police have confirmed that Sir Cyril Smith visited the Elm Guest House...

Guard your words

Chris Huhne blames everyone but himself in an article for ‘The Guardian’   Disgraced politician Chris Huhne has again shown that he is not a reformed man in an article for The Guardian blaming the press...

The special relationship goes John Major

Black and white analysis of the “special relationship” misses the point: it’s just turned grey   On Saturday, The Sun proclaimed that the “special relationship” between Britain and America was dead. This morning, our sofa-loving former...

Monsterfied

Artist turns ‘The Steeple Times’ into a monster   We’ve been referred to as many things since our inception over a year ago but never before have we been turned into a drawing. Today, though, a...

An Al-Sabah’s understanding of the Middle East

A letter to the FT strikes a chord with thousands   Though I’ve yet been unable to confirm categorically that it is indeed from him, a letter to the Financial Times last week from, I presume,...

Plodding communications

Matthew Steeples argues that the detainment of David Miranda again illustrates why a clearer communications strategy is required on the part of the police   David Miranda’s detainment may have been legitimate and he may indeed...

The horrors of hackers

‘The Steeple Times’ stands firm against hackers   We’ve become known for our stance against the bad in society and in turn we’ve offended a few. For that reason, for the last few days, The Steeple...

The master manipulators

As Charles Saatchi has his daughter speak to the ‘Mail’ about Nigella Lawson, one can only ask which of the pair is the worse   Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson’s marriage is over. On that basis,...

Chaneling charity

Charities need to rethink how they pay their executives   It’s hardly news that many charity bosses (AKA ‘charitycats’) are earning in excess of £100,000 a year but once again the toothless Charity Commission is bleating...

Wally of the Week: Victor Lipman

‘Forbes’ contributor argues Twitter ‘can make you a better writer’   Forbes is a deservedly respected magazine that was established in 1917. An article it published this week written by Victor Lipman, however, makes a mockery...

Bargaining a much deserved sentence

Thomas Joseph McLoughlin jailed   Some would argue that it isn’t fair to kick a man when he’s down. In the case of Thomas McLoughlin, jailed today for 14 months at Isleworth Crown Court, I’ll make...

The law's a pigeon

Pigeons, cats and bicycles don’t necessarily make for the best of friends   The Telegraph’s ‘Mandrake’ and the Mail Online both reported yesterday that Ben Goldsmith could be prosecuted after colliding with a pigeon whilst on...

The law’s a pigeon

Pigeons, cats and bicycles don’t necessarily make for the best of friends   The Telegraph’s ‘Mandrake’ and the Mail Online both reported yesterday that Ben Goldsmith could be prosecuted after colliding with a pigeon whilst on...

Margaret's mistake

As it is revealed that the late Baroness Thatcher attempted to get Jimmy Savile knighted four times, we call for a wholescale review of the British honours system   Today, The Independent revealed that it took...

Margaret’s mistake

As it is revealed that the late Baroness Thatcher attempted to get Jimmy Savile knighted four times, we call for a wholescale review of the British honours system   Today, The Independent revealed that it took...

Sunburnt roads

It used to be ‘leaves on the line’, now it’s ‘sunburnt roads’   As ever, there’s always an excuse and when, today, an AA spokesman announced that the reason that parts of the M25 had been...

‘Ћ’ is just unacceptable

Those who play with our language do so at their peril   News that an Australian restaurateur named Paul Mathis has “invented” a new symbol to replace the word ‘the’ might enthuse some but it certainly...

Bugging Assange

Hidden microphone allegedly discovered in Ecuadorian embassy in London   Ecuador’s foreign minister Ricardo Patino has issued a statement in which he claims he will reveal later the name of the country that controlled a bug...

We're back

Our period of absence turned out to be much shorter than expected... Look out for a lot of revelations and stories in the coming days.