Author: Jacob Whitehead

Until recently, Big Sam’s worst mistake was his moustache in the ‘90s. (Photo: Shoot)

Big Sam’s Big Scam

Sam Allardyce has been toppled by press subterfuge and entrapment. But the job of the press should be to report news, not make it. If ever a personality captured the essence of the British...

The devices of liberation… (Credit: The Independent)

The Hipster Hegemony

Following on from his “1,000 Days of Daily Mail Rule,” Jacob Whitehead turns his fire on the “Guardianistas”. I’m just going to come out and say it. There’s something inherently comedic about the right....

Corbyn mid-bow. (Photo: The Daily Telegraph)

MAN MOVES HEAD

Jeremy Corbyn didn’t bow properly. What a scumbag. Corbyn’s tenure is in trouble. Not because of anything he’s actually done in the Houses of Parliament, mind. That would be far too a genuine reason...

The First Furlong

Jacob Whitehead returns from his short break with the latest edition of The Satiric Verses, this time focusing his attention across the pond. Sorry about my disappearance last week. I was preparing to attend a...

Heading for the Chop

Everybody remembers how brutal the French Revolution was; up to 40,000 people killed by the guillotine; the rise of Napoleon; responsible for Hugh Jackman’s singing in Les Miserables. Hopefully never to be repeated. Sadly...

5 Pence Penury

Jacob Whitehead’s The Satiric Verses continues this week with a look at the Armageddon 5p can cause. We’ve been warned of the apocalypse twice this week. The first was when an American radio host...

Where next for Labour?

Labour is currently in the throes of a leadership battle. With Andy Burnham and Liz Kendall out in front, Yvette Cooper hot on their heels and radical latecomer Jeremy Corbyn throwing his hat in...

The Debate: An Alternative Outcome

Today is the 7 way leaders’ debate. Who will come out on top? Who will make a major gaffe? Jacob Whitehead, writing a special edition of PoliticalBeat, asks: Who cares? PoliticalBeat By Jacob Whitehead (@jwhitey98) _________________ ‘It’s...

Miliband’s 15 Minute Meals

Ed’s kitchen has much, much more than Sarah Vine may have noticed with her eyes. Jacob Whitehead peels the layers away to show us the Milibands’ proletarian palace in its full glory. YouthVoice By...

“If you’re not a liberal at twenty you have no heart; if you’re not a conservative at forty you have no brain.”

Our series of interviews with policy makers, movers, shakers and promise breakers in our government continues with Oliver Dowden, domestic policy aide to David Cameron, the PM’s former Deputy Chief of Staff, and current...

Are the Lib Dems really that bad?

Sherlock Holmes once said, “Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” This statement has rarely rung truer than in this General Election, where my friends all...

Why is nobody talking about the housing crisis?

The wheels of electoral posturing have finally rolled into action. We’ve already witnessed Labour opportunistically attacking NHS reforms, Green Party protests, yet another racist Ukip member and the Conservative campaign poster, which shows a...

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