Guardian columnist

If Blairism was the Man Utd of politics, why is its youth policy so rubbish?

theguardian.com — Has Jeremy Corbyn got a campaign song yet? He's certainly got one in my head. I cannot catch sight of the Labour leadership frontrunner on the airwaves or in print without reflexively striking up that majestic chorus: "Springtime for Hitler and Germany! Winter for Poland and France!"
Jul 31, 2015

RT @guardian: If Blairism was the Man Utd of politics, why is its youth policy so rubbish? | Marina Hyde trib.al/nFmXEgf pic.twitter.com/lEGefK4QT9

Jul 31, 2015

"David Miliband... wetter and less appealing than that bit of paper at the bottom of a packet of mince". Ouch. gu.com/p/4b6d6/stw

Jul 31, 2015

If Blairism was the Man Utd of politics, then where was its second great team? gu.com/p/4b6d6/stw

Jul 31, 2015

RT @guardian: If Blairism was the Man Utd of politics, why is its youth policy so rubbish? | Marina Hyde trib.al/nFmXEgf pic.twitter.com/lEGefK4QT9

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Biggie v Tupac: Gwyneth Paltrow immortalises hip-hop rivals in $1,700 clutch bags

theguardian.com — Time for another healthful shot of Gwyneth Paltrow's website Goop, which further cements its reputation as Earth's go-to retailer for late-capitalist objets-cum-harbingers that can only have been conceived as a dare. Fast superseding the Book of Revelation as the primary source for endtimes symbolism, it is a true wonder Goop can deliver so majestically, yet always seems to have more batshit merchandise in its locker when the need arises.
Jul 31, 2015

Endtimes retailer Gwyneth Paltrow pays tribute to coastal rap wars with $1695 clutch bag. Gotta hand it to her. gu.com/p/4b5m6/stw

Mel Gibson has taken on Jesus and Jews. Now for the second world war

theguardian.com — Felicitous tidings. Mel Gibson is back - and he's Australian again! I know. So much to take in. Let's begin with what we can be sure of, which is that, despite being US-born, Sydney-raised Mel was for many years one of Australia's six celebrities, all of whom are routinely referred to by their first names only.
Jul 30, 2015

Noted anti-Semite Mel Gibson to make a movie about WWII this should be awesome can't wait to watch theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/l…

Jul 30, 2015

RT @MiriamElder: Noted anti-Semite Mel Gibson to make a movie about WWII this should be awesome can't wait to watch theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/l…

Hippy crack: how celebrities balloon from nowhere

theguardian.com — Is so-called hippy crack the media equivalent of Alice's EAT ME cake in Wonderland? Seemingly so. After all, mere inhalation of the substance in a balloon causes the partaker to be magnified into a full-blown celebrity.

High time Gordon Taylor did a decent thing for the game and stepped down

theguardian.com — Gingerly, again, to an old friend, as Gordon Taylor OBE finds himself once more in the headlines. At the time of the Fifa scandal breaking a couple of months ago, the players' union boss was swiftly out of the traps.
Jul 29, 2015

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Jul 29, 2015

In which @MarinaHyde makes the case for a PFA leader who does more than bargain 'great deals on cars' for his members theguardian.com/football/2015/…

Jul 29, 2015

RT @ianprior: In which @MarinaHyde makes the case for a PFA leader who does more than bargain 'great deals on cars' for his members theguardian.com/football/2015/…

Jul 30, 2015

RT @guardian: High time Gordon Taylor did a decent thing for the game and stepped down trib.al/CfbJsqC

Jul 30, 2015

RT @guardian: High time Gordon Taylor did a decent thing for the game and stepped down trib.al/CfbJsqC

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Karen Danczuk gets a dressing-down on how to be an MP's wife

theguardian.com — "I think it's disgusting. MPs' wives should behave with dignity." Well, someone had to say it - and thank heavens it was Christine Hamilton. Christine has broken her silence on Karen Danczuk, estranged missus of Rochdale MP Simon, and the result may be judged cogent even by Christine's exacting standards.
Jul 10, 2015

“MPs wives should behave with dignity”, Christine Hamilton says of Karen Danczuk. bit.ly/1J7VyCO (contains a distressing photo)

Jul 10, 2015

RT @MarinaHyde: “MPs wives should behave with dignity”, Christine Hamilton says of Karen Danczuk. bit.ly/1J7VyCO (contains a distressing photo)

England’s women are big enough to laugh off FA’s ‘wives and mothers’ tweet

theguardian.com — Poor old Football Association. Why is it that misunderstanding dogs them at every turn? Even a heartwarming official tweet welcoming back England's women's World Cup squad this week was "taken out of context". "Our #Lionesses go back to being mothers, partners and daughters today," it ran, "but they have taken on another title - heroes."
Jul 08, 2015

RT @guardian: England’s women are big enough to laugh off FA’s ‘wives and mothers’ tweet | Marina Hyde trib.al/kyCEFgv

Islamic State beware - it’s Cameron’s full-spectrum renaming campaign

theguardian.com — Amid all the shocking images from Syria, there was one the other week that took a chastening new tack. It showed a group of rebels from the town of Kafranbel - which resists both Assad and Isis - holding up a huge banner. This alluded to a certain au courant Vanity Fair cover.

Conservatives throw the best party EVER: David Cameron's smart-casual speech about extremists and a £410,000 auction for a photo of the cabinet

theguardian.com — I don't want to get lost in the politics of envy here, but Lost in Showbiz could live to 100 and never get over the fact of its exclusion from the Tory summer party. The event took place in London on Tuesday night, and before we go any further let's get one thing straight: these guys know how to party.

Is the Wimbledon2Day row about to explode all over Centre Court?

theguardian.com — Tell you something: If this weather doesn't break soon, we're going to have a tennis riot on our hands. What an indictment of our country it is that summer is so often this way: unresolved issues about the way tennis is covered are always there, but something about the heat brings them hurtling to the surface.
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Aug 03, 2015

The hippo-slaying gynaecologist is doing even less for my subconscious than Dead Ringers did. Can the next guy be a podiatrist or something?

Aug 03, 2015

@alexmassie STUNNED the Booni snap is not your wallpaper (or whatever it's called)! A jaw dropper (and your writing obviously brill as usual

Aug 03, 2015

@OliverKamm yes, a very nice chap. But as you say, there is a lot of it about

Aug 03, 2015

@alexmassie that is marvellous - and spectacular pictures. Super jealous.

Aug 03, 2015

@OliverKamm are they called Cybercorbs yet? (Apologies if they are; I've been away)

Aug 03, 2015

@Cougie yes, my point was that their event is shit.

Aug 03, 2015

@Cougie what an interesting point. So only footballers can knock football, only politicians knock politics etc?

Aug 03, 2015

I can understand doping to win the 100m, but doping to triumph in speed-walking is just too poignant for words

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