Guardian columnist

If we can’t have Lords reform, can we at least have some fun with them?

theguardian.com — As far as second acts go, public life in post-imperial Britain offers two distinct options. For those who hail from what we might loosely describe as the world of entertainment, there is the jungle or the dancing; for those from Westminster, there is the House of Lords.
Aug 28, 2015

If we can’t have Lords reform, can we at least have some fun with them? | Marina Hyde gu.com/p/4cv4b/stw

Aug 29, 2015

If we can’t have Lords reform, can we at least have some fun with them? | Marina Hyde gu.com/p/4cv4b/stw

Ink stink: why Chris Brown's Venus de Milo tattoo might end in a Greek tragedy

theguardian.com — Exciting times for the Venus de Milo, whose famously unfixed gaze has finally alighted somewhere tangible. That place is the right ear of Chris Brown, after the R&B star this week had her image tattooed on the back of his head.
Aug 28, 2015

Ink stink: why Chris Brown's Venus de Milo tattoo might end in a Greek tragedy gu.com/p/4bq7t/stw

Tyler, the Creator, meets his match in Theresa, the Home Secretary, head of the UK branch of Banaholics Anonymous

theguardian.com — Say what you will about Theresa May, she loves a ban. I imagine the home secretary starts each day with an incantation of the Banaholics Anonymous prayer: "God grant me the serenity to accept the 330,000 immigrants I can't stop, the courage to ban the rappers I can, and the wisdom to pretend the public don't know the difference."
Aug 28, 2015

Banaholic Theresa May reminds rappers that lyrics have borders - just like ideas in the internet age! theguardian.com/politics/losti…

Jermain Defoe and his plant-watering job advert have silly season sewn up

theguardian.com — What is not germane to the job of being Jermain Defoe's personal assistant? Very little, is the answer. Global marketing, plant watering, organising Black History Month events, fridge stocking - all these are areas relevant to the matter in hand, which is sourcing a personal assistant to the Sunderland striker.
Aug 26, 2015

RT @guardian: Jermain Defoe and his plant-watering job advert have silly season sewn up | Marina Hyde trib.al/k3svtdN via @guardian_sport

Aug 26, 2015

Jermain Defoe and his job advert have silly season sewn up gu.com/p/4bzz3/stw

Aug 26, 2015

Jermain Defoe and his plant-watering job advert have silly season sewn up klou.tt/1b4e6rhpxzsjo

Aug 26, 2015

Jermain Defoe advertises for a PA. Like, all at #TFC know his mum does that stuff for him- | Marina Hyde gu.com/p/4bzz3/stw

Aug 27, 2015

Jermain Defoe and his plant-watering job advert have silly season sewn up | Marina Hyde gu.com/p/4bzz3/stw

In this rabbit hole of an August, politics is morphing into satire

theguardian.com — "Why can't you believe that Rupert Murdoch might have actually acquired a conscience?" inquired an email correspondent, incensed at a facetious reference to the News Corp overlord's professed admiration for Jeremy Corbyn. "You should try it." Try acquiring a conscience, or try acquiring the belief that Murdoch has just acquired one?
Aug 22, 2015

In this rabbit hole of an August, politics is morphing into satire | Marina Hyde gu.com/p/4byzg/stw

Aug 22, 2015

RT @EllieCumbo: As so often, Marina Hyde is both right and painfully funny about it. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Aug 22, 2015

In this rabbit hole of an August, politics is morphing into satire gu.com/p/4byzg/stw

Sing your heart out, Barbra Streisand. Britain has Russell Brand

theguardian.com — Unless you've been living somewhere civilised, you will have noticed that Britain's political class has long nursed a massive hard-on for all things American. Indeed, over the past couple of decades, it has lovingly assembled tribute acts to almost every aspect of Earth's most enviable democracy.

Sebastian Coe can conquer cynicism again but misplaced war analogies must go

theguardian.com — "I hate Sebastian Coe!" Thus spake Chris Morris's ludicrously hostile Day Today news anchor, in an attack-dog interview with a woman who'd just raised "a pathetic amount of money" for charity with a jam festival. I must confess that for many years I too could not warm to Lord Coe, newly elected to the IAAF presidency.
Aug 19, 2015

Really good piece by @MarinaHyde - Sebastian Coe can conquer cynicism again but misplaced war analogies must go theguardian.com/sport/blog/201…

Aug 19, 2015

Congratulations Seb Coe - but I beg you not to have another "doollally moment" gu.com/p/4bjhb/stw

Chelsea’s doctor can look after herself. It’s poor José Mourinho I worry about

theguardian.com — Clearly, a lot of people will look at José Mourinho's behaviour this week and wonder whether men simply aren't suited to high-profile positions in football, what with the propensity for over-emotionalism, the constant bitching, and the irritability that surfaces so often more than once a month.
Aug 15, 2015

Chelsea’s doctor can look after herself. It’s poor José Mourinho I worry about | Marina Hyde theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Aug 15, 2015

Chelsea’s doctor can look after herself. It’s poor José Mourinho I worry about | Marina Hyde gu.com/p/4bgjc/stw

Aug 15, 2015

On Mourinho, Carneiro, and being a bird in football gu.com/p/4bgjc/stw

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Nick Symmonds’ battle with Nike’s corporate autocrats deserves support

theguardian.com — Enormous congratulations to Nike, which this week moved one giant step closer to its assumed goal of branding a swoosh on to the forehead of all human athletes. The champion middle-distance runner Nick Symmonds has been dropped from the United States team for this month's World Athletics Championships for his failure to agree to draconian apparel-related terms in the USA Track and Field contract.
Aug 12, 2015

Really admire @NickSymmonds' push for athlete rights against ghastly Nike, who prefer dopers to anyone off-brand gu.com/p/4behm/stw

Aug 12, 2015

RT @guardian: Nick Symmonds’ battle with Nike’s corporate autocrats deserves full backing | Marina Hyde trib.al/cUPrcf0 via @guardian_sport

Aug 12, 2015

Brutal and delightful -- Nick Symmonds’ battle with Nike’s corporate autocrats deserves support | Marina Hyde gu.com/p/4behm/stw

Aug 12, 2015

"That Nike is on the wrong side of practically every moral argument barely needs stating" gu.com/p/4behm/stw

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Forget law and order: today’s police officers dream of going viral

theguardian.com — Idea for a press conference: someone stands in front of New Scotland Yard and fixes the cameras with a serious look, before appealing for information relating to possible crimes carried out by former occupants of that building.
Aug 07, 2015

Very glad you've written this piece, Marina. I think we need to know much more about Wiltshire's Supt Sean Memory. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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Aug 31, 2015

Brilliantly candid discussion of death and grief with Julian Barnes and @Peston and @eddiemair on R4 now

Aug 29, 2015

RT @tompeck: Today's column on the truly world class git that is Kumar Sangakkara's dad independent.co.uk/sport/cricket/…

Aug 29, 2015

@ruskin147 drones are more typically uninvited guests at weddings

Aug 29, 2015

Do Channel 5 researchers not even Wikipedia potential Celeb Big Brother contestants anymore?

Aug 29, 2015

If we can’t have Lords reform, can we at least have some fun with them? | Marina Hyde gu.com/p/4cv4b/stw

Aug 28, 2015

@Pippov66 perhaps this is one for you to take up with the commons authorities

Aug 28, 2015

@Pippov66 I am all for tea breaks for NHS staff. I am all against witless and pointless EDMs that waste money for the sake of it

Aug 28, 2015

Banaholic Theresa May reminds rappers that lyrics have borders - just like ideas in the internet age! theguardian.com/politics/losti…

Aug 28, 2015

@Pippov66 rather out of date now given that was a 2005-6 estimate - I suspect mid 300s


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