Tuesday, June 21, 2022

OBSERVERS

Jon Favreau (AKA “Favs” Favreau)

At just 27, this this Winchester, Massachusetts born, die-hard Democrat became the second youngest ever head presidential speechwriter ever on a salary of $172,200 per year (£102,000). Obama’s “mind reader” between 2009 and 2013 likes...

Matt Forde

“Who the f*ck is Matt Forde?” – allegedly the words of Noel Gallagher – are the first thing one encounters on accessing the website of this comedian and one time political advisor to the...

Frank Furedi (born Ferenc Furedi)

This Hungarian “former student radical” and emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Kent argued that historic abuse offences should effectively be swept under the carpet on Newsnight in July 2014. Faversham based...

The Rt. Hon. Margaret Bondfield PC (1873 – 1953)

“The name’s Bondfield, Margaret Bondfield”: This left-winger was the first female Cabinet Minister in the UK and the only woman present at the Accession Council which proclaimed King George VI's accession to the Throne...

Anna Soubry MP

In discussion with UKIP’s Nigel Farage MEP in June 2014, “lighthearted” Soubry suggested that some people who raise concerns about immigration are “frankly racist”. Immediately disowned by Downing Street, this former television presenter turned...

Tim Walker

The Telegraph’s ‘Mandrake’ columnist is a man not afraid to take on the establishment. Together with his now former colleague Richard Eden, Walker’s diary extensively featured stories about the charitable activities of Lady Meyer...

Ryan Holle

Convicted of first-degree murder in 2004 simply for lending his car to a friend and housemate named William Allen, Jr. who killed a drug dealer, Holle is serving a life sentence without parole at...

Barbara Driver

This Cheltenham Borough Council councillor likened housing development to a sex attack and said: “There is a saying and I am going to say it:  When rape is inevitable, lie back and enjoy it”...

Dame Elaine Kellett-Bowman DBE (1923 – 2014)

At one point both an MP and an MEP at the same time, this former Conservative member for Lancaster (1970 – 1997) was known for her “trill” voice and once described as sounding like...

Anton Casey

This Singapore based banker caused an uproar in January 2014 by apparently describing a cabbie as a “retard” and moaning about the stench of public transport on both Facebook and YouTube. The Crossinvest Asia...

The Rt. Hon. Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller DCB

The head of MI5 between 2002 and 2007 was once nearly thrown out of a pub after being mistaken for a prostitute whilst training to be a spy. In December 2013, Manningham-Buller guest presented...

Grace Dent

This Carlisle born author, broadcaster and columnist loathes Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland but loves Tartufo in Cadogan Gardens, SW3. Dent’s witty weekly Evening Standard column ‘Grace and Flavour’ is a must read as her...

Gavin Newsom

The 49th Lieutenant Governor of California was previously the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco. Dyslexic and twice married, Newsom created PlumpJack Associates L.P. in 1991 with the backing of Gordon Getty and has over...

Kanye West

This pompous rapper has variously declared himself equal to Steve Jobs, Beethoven and God. Though reports that he also believes he’s the “next Nelson Mandela” turned out to be untrue, Atlanta born West once...

Prince Cassius

This big-haired fashion blogger and presenter views Ralph Lauren and Michael Jackson to be his “style heroes”. Born in the Horn of Africa and London based, this University of the Arts London graduate has...

Sir Bernard Ingham

Margaret Thatcher’s former spin doctor is as well known for his eyebrows as his outspoken remarks. In November 2013, this Yorkshireman commented that Northerners who refused to vote Conservative conveyed an “image of bovine...

Mrs MILF

Our agony aunt doesn’t mince her words and makes The Sun’s “Dear Deidre” seem tame. She whips those who write to her into submissiveness and believes that whilst Essex girls are “like mopeds: you...

Mrs MILF

Our agony aunt doesn’t mince her words and makes The Sun’s “Dear Deidre” seem tame. She whips those who write to her into submissiveness and believes that whilst Essex girls are “like mopeds: you...

The Tout

This mysterious sort has a knowledge of horse racing that  is second to none. His tips to readers of The Steeple Times bring home the bacon and allegedly, some say, The Tout is supposedly rather...

Sir Kenneth Robinson

20 million people have watched this Liverpool born educationalist’s “How schools kill creativity” lecture on TED and his advocacy for discovering talents and passions have earned him plaudits galore. Now based in Los Angeles,...

Jeremy Bamber

Convicted of the 1985 murders of his millionaire adopted parents, his sister and her children at White House Farm at Tolleshunt D’Arcy in Essex, Bamber has always maintained his paranoid schizophrenic sister carried out...

Catherine Mayer

Not to be confused with the less distinguished wife of a former ambassador who shares the same Christian name and a similar surname, this “Jewish high achiever” is the editor at large of TIME...

Stella Liebeck (1913 – 2004)

This pensioner spilt coffee on her lap in 1992 in the carpark of a McDonald’s drive-through in Albuquerque, New Mexico and won $2.9 million in damages in 1994. The story became the stuff of...

Henry Wyndham

A collector of English drawings and watercolours since the age of 14 and second to none as an auctioneer, Eton educated Wyndham hammered down Giacometti’s Walking Man sculpture for £65 million in 2010 and...

Jack Monroe (also known as “A Girl Called Jack”)

This acid tongued blogger describes herself as a “freelance food-and-politics-gob” and responded to one of our articles by stating “I want no association with your s**t”. The Independent are the ones who ought to...

Lloyd Scott MBE

This former professional football goalkeeper and cancer survivor completed the 2002 London Marathon in a deep-sea diving suit and took 12 days to walk the length of Loch Ness in 2003. He’s completed countless...

Stella Creasy MP

This rising star of the Labour Party entered the House of Commons in May 2010. Nicknamed “St. Ella” and referred to as “Labour’s most interesting Member of Parliament” by ConservativeHome, Creasy is widely tipped...

Meghan McCain

The tattooed daughter of Senator John McCain once suggested that “Republicans are scared shitless about the future” and voted for John Kerry. She has since claimed to be “socially liberal, economically conservative” and changed...

Amanda Hearst

This “Hearst with a heart” is a special projects editor at Town & Country magazine and the founder of Friends of Finn, a committee dedicated to stopping the “inhumane treatment of dogs in puppy...

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (born Yasmin Damji)

This Ugandan-born journalist is a self-confessed racist who loathes “white, middle class men”, yet describes herself as being a “leftie liberal, anti-racist, feminist, Muslim, part-Pakistani, and ... a very responsible person”. She believes Osama...

Dr. Elisabeth Maxwell (better known as Betty Maxwell, 1921 – 2013)

Her “fat fraudster” husband called this French Hugenot Protestant “the keeper of my Jewish soul”. Of her life with him, she wrote an autobiography titled A Mind of My Own: My Life With Robert...

Charlie Cooper

After being convicted of stealing £1,500 worth of jewellery from Vandra Henderson of Whitstable, Kent in July 2013, this cleaner took to Facebook to berate a local newspaper who featured an image of him....

Baroness Doreen Lawrence OBE

The Jamaican mother of Stephen Lawrence, who was tragically murdered in a racist incident in 1993, has done huge amounts of community work in her son’s name since. A tireless campaigner for justice, Baroness...

Paul Staines (AKA Guido Fawkes)

This “relentlessly mocking” Irish right-wing blogger is the editor of the UK’s most read political blog and operates with a guiding force of: “Fuck with me, and I fuck with you”. Staines has variously worked...

The Rt. Hon. the Baroness Neville-Jones DCMG PC

This real life ‘M’ is a former Minister of State for Security and Counter Terrorism and has also been a BBC Governor and Chairman of the British Joint Intelligence Committee. Oxford educated Neville-Jones is...

Katie Hopkins (nicknames include The Wicked Witch of the West, Cruella De Vil, Widow Twanky, Miss Piggy and Patrick Bateman)

Born in Barnstaple, Hopkins is a serial reality contestant who is serially capable of making seriously stupid remarks. This blonde blabbermouth was once a stand-by contestant for Big Brother and appeared on both...

Panda Morgan-Thomas

This ridiculously named woman is Knightsbridge’s leading busybody. A resident of Sloane Street, Morgan-Thomas and her daughter hector motorists and believes she lives in a “village”. How many villages do you know with Chanel,...

The Rt. Hon. The Lady Garden of Frognal

It’s quite simple. With a name like hers, this Oxford educated Liberal Democrat peer ought to be made the President of the Royal Horticultural Society.

Chloe Madeley

A model and “television personality”. The daughter of the former daytime duo Richard and Judy, Madeley appeared in a show named Celebrity Quitters in 2010 but has been banned for causing a car crash...

Jean Barker, Baroness Trumpington DCVO, PC

“If you want news, listen to the radio; if you want sex, read the newspapers” is amongst the many classic quotes from this Conservative peer. A land girl, a Bletchley Park codebreaker, Mayor of...

Martha Kearney

This “avid bee-keeper” is the main presenter of BBC Radio 4’s World At One. When interviewed by The Guardian in 2011, Oxford educated Kearney stated: “I wouldn't think of myself as a Loose Woman”....

Giulio Andreotti (1919 – 2013)

“He condensed good and evil. An extraordinary personality” was Pier Ferdinando Casini, head of the Italian centrist Democratic Center Union party’s description of this seven times Prime Minister of Italy. Andreotti was given many...

Brian Coleman

“Nice to see ya. Are you alright?” was this Independent Conservative’s answer when he was asked about his inappropriate behaviour outside a court. “He grabbed my arse” was the response of his victim. A...

Alessandra Brian

This delightful London based lifestyle blogger has British and American passports and loves both food and Ferraris. Alessandra Brian states that The Fat Duck is her “ultimate foodie dream” but if she ended up...

Amanda Knox

Whether innocent or guilty of the murder she’s repeatedly been accused of, this American has made $4 million from her memoir deal with HarperCollins. The family of Meredith Kercher, the true victim in all...

Richard Littlejohn

Essex born journalist Richard Littlejohn claims that the Royal Family are a “bunch of tax-evading adulterers” and argued that the police should have used flamethrowers on “militant homosexuals” protesting outside the House of Commons....

Sandi Toksvig

In 2013, this Danish-British former Liberal Democrat author and presenter stated: “The Duchess of Cambridge lacks a single opinion”. The nation were far from impressed. “Toxic Toksvig”, as some refer to her, is...

Sam Dangremond

This New York based journalist is an assistant editor at Town & Country and has also contributed to New York Magazine and the New York Social Diary. A modern-day Dominick Dunne, Sam Dangremond co-wrote a feature on Dustin Hoffman...