UKIP Leader Nigel Farage Campaigning In South Shields

Will the last person to leave the EU please turn out the lights

15 April 2014 15:26

Nigel Farage is feeling the heat after saying that the electricity bill for his 620 square foot office is over £3,000. According to Consumer Futures, the average household dual-fuel energy… Continue reading

Australia v England - First Test: Day 2

Kevin Pietersen gets a local welcome at the Gabba

22 November 2013 12:09

Every cloud has a silver lining. The slaughter of the England batting line-up at the Gabba killing fields overnight was painful; but the video above will lighten the mood. Watch… Continue reading

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Dave doesn’t care to be reminded of ‘the Buller’

5 November 2013 12:05

TV pranksters Don’t Panic accosted the prime minister, and presented him with a ‘Bullingdon Year Book’. Watch how he reacts… a flash of gauche temper reminiscent of his predecessor.

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George Galloway, The Great Dictator

12 February 2013 13:22

The video (below) of Galloway really does have to be seen. It is best with the sound off (for what it is worth he is lambasting a student for asking… Continue reading


Theocrats, plutocrats, bureaucrats and other enemies of human freedom

18 November 2012 14:32

This is a video of a speech to Oxford Brookes University on freedom and its enemies based on my book on censorship You Can’t Read This Book.


Local elections: the video catch-up

5 May 2012 9:58

A few videos from yesterday that we thought CoffeeHousers might care to tune into this morning. First, Boris’s victory speech (with a bit of Ken Livingstone tacked on to the… Continue reading


‘My view is what the Prime Minister’s view is’

27 April 2012 15:03

Our Orwell Prize-shortlisted colleague Alex has already posted this video, but it certainly deserves a repeat airing here. It has all the hallmarks of political parody, except it’s not political… Continue reading


Blooper reels won’t dethrone Obama

26 April 2012 15:41

This compilation of President Obama’s gaffes is going viral, as they say.     Quite amusing. There’s something satisfying about seeing that ‘President Cool’  isn’t such a smooth operator. Obama… Continue reading


Nadine Dorries: Cameron and Osborne ‘are two arrogant posh boys’

23 April 2012 13:09

Nadine Dorries has form when it comes to attacking her party’s leadership, but this sets a new high water mark (from about 1:48 in): “playlist=http://playlists.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17813706A/playlist.sxml&config=http://www.bbc.co.uk/player/emp/2_0_39/config/default.xml&embedReferer=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/&domId=emp-17813706-76418&config_settings_showPopoutButton=false&mediatorHref=http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/select/version/2.0/mediaset/journalism-pc/vpid/&fmtjDocURI=/news/uk-politics-17813706&config_settings_showUpdatedInFooter=true&uxHighlightColour=0xff0000&config_plugin_fmtjLiveStats_pageType=eav1&config_settings_showShareButton=true&holdingImage=http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/59806000/jpg/_59806020_jex_1385918_de28-1.jpg&embedPageUrl=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17813706&config_plugin_fmtjLiveStats_edition=Domestic&config_settings_autoPlay=true&enable3G=true&config_plugin_fmtjLiveStats_pageType=eav6&config_settings_autoPlay=false&config_settings_showFooter=true&config_settings_showPopoutButton=false&config_settings_showPopoutCta=false&config_settings_addReferrerToPlaylistRequest=true”> Via the Daily Politics.


Galloway swears in

16 April 2012 17:38

Here, via the New Statesman’s George Eaton, is footage of George Galloway being sworn into Parliament today: And while we’re on the subject of Galloway and swearing, here’s one for… Continue reading


Cameron and Obama, sans yellow mustard

14 March 2012 7:57

Above is what they call the ‘raw video’ of David Cameron’s and Barack Obama’s trip to a basketball game last night. It’s the unrefined version of what Downing St hopes… Continue reading


Another headache for Andrew Lansley

20 February 2012 13:55

The Health Secretary confronted by former Unison rep June Hautot as he arrived for this afternoon’s NHS summit at No.10:


L’entente nucléaire

17 February 2012 14:29

There’s no wound that a press conference won’t heal, or at least that’s the impression that David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy created earlier. The pair played down the tensions and… Continue reading


Ken’s gaffe and what it tells us about his campaign

9 February 2012 16:44

We now have the first major gaffe of the 2012 London Mayor race and to everyone’s surprise it wasn’t Boris. Ken Livingstone granted an extraordinary interview to the New Statesman,… Continue reading


What’s Lembit up to nowadays?

7 February 2012 12:20

Why, this, of course: And that’s not him singing, in case you were wondering. Hat-tip: Guido


Cameron’s fight over the Falklands

18 January 2012 18:24

Thirty years on from the Falklands War, and the hostility between Britain and Argentina persists. And it was that hostility that delivered the most striking moment of PMQs earlier. Not… Continue reading


A joke too far?

16 January 2012 17:01

Tom Harris lost his job as Labour’s ‘Twitter tsar’ today after uploading this Salmond-themed Downfall video onto YouTube. A pity it’s not even one of the funnier ones: And here… Continue reading


Whither North Korea after Kim Jong-il’s death?

19 December 2011 12:21

The photographs and video footage show North Koreans weeping in their hundreds at the news of Kim Jong-il’s death. But the departed leader, immortalised by Team America as a song-prone… Continue reading


Cameron says ‘No’

9 December 2011 7:43

It looks like Britain could be heading for renegotiation with the EU sooner rather than later. The UK, Hungary, Czechs and Swedes last night stayed out of a 27-member EU… Continue reading


Saif Gaddafi captured — but what now?

19 November 2011 18:14

Remember when Saif Gaddafi was the Anointed One of those who wanted a freer, more liberal Libya? Now, he’s at the mercy of militiamen in the city of Zintan, having… Continue reading


Cameron versus Balls

2 November 2011 13:29

The real clash at PMQs today was between Ed Balls’ heckling and David Cameron’s temper. Balls was in a particularly chirpy mood. He started off his impression of an Australian… Continue reading


Beyond Gaddafi, America turns its attention to Pakistan

21 October 2011 9:24

It’s hard to recall a more grisly complement of newspaper covers than those this morning. Only the FT refrains from showing either Gaddafi’s stumbling last moments or his corpse, whereas… Continue reading


How bad is it, Mervyn?

7 October 2011 9:10

Remember when Alistair Darling said that we faced the worst financial crisis for sixty years? Now Mervyn King has trumped that piece of doom-mongery by telling Channel 4 last night… Continue reading


Osborne’s serenade

3 October 2011 17:49

As James said, Osborne’s speech was a potent blend of economics and politics. One passage in particular stood out politically: when Osborne referred to those who booed when Ed Miliband… Continue reading


Miliband’s revealing Scottish gaffe

29 September 2011 12:43

Ed Miliband can’t name the candidates for leader of the Scottish Labour Party. Miliband’s discomfort during his excruciating BBC interview is fairly amusing. But, as James Kirkup notes, the Scottish… Continue reading