Day: June 9, 2017

Some Dos And Don’ts If The Tories Win The General Election

In defence of Caitlin Moran: don’t be a c**t

As people queued up to vote yesterday, The Times columnist Caitlin Moran sent Twitter into a mini meltdown by tweeting: “Obviously there’s a more nuanced take on this, but, broadly, voting for Labour = not being a cunt.” As many of her followers retweeted her election day exhortation, others predictably chose to put ...

Hilarious DUP billboard backfires spectacularly

Hilarious DUP billboard backfires spectacularly

A DUP billboard running an anti-Conservative pledge has backfired spectacularly after the party teamed up with the Tories to give them the majority they need to form a government. The advertisement features a woman giving her allegiance to Northern Ireland's DUP because she "wants an MP who answers to us ...

Forgotten Film Friday: Les Diaboliques

Forgotten Film Friday: Les Diaboliques

By Michael McNulty Henri-Georges Clouzot’s 1955 horror thriller Les Diaboliques was based on the novel by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac, (more commonly recognized by their nom de plume Boileau-Narcejac) Celle qui n’etait pas. One of two of their novels that was snapped up and turned into a film, the ...

My Cousin Rachel: Exclusive Clip

My Cousin Rachel: Exclusive Clip

  My Cousin Rachel is in cinemas from Friday 9th June. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx0lY2HOWMA&feature=youtu.be   Review by Linda Marric Daphne du Maurier's timeless classic My Cousin Rachel gets a timely adaptation in this dark and beautifully atmospheric production from legendary British director Roger Michell (Notting Hill, The Buddha of Suburbia). First adapted ...

Britain has become a nation of two halves

Britain has become a nation of two halves

Of all the pictures to emerge from last night's election coverage perhaps the most poignant was one of Theresa May stood next to a black knight as she awaited her constituency results in Maidenhead. For fans of Monty Python she had become the embodiment of the knight who stands legless ...

Is this the most disappointing steakhouse in London?

Is this the most disappointing steakhouse in London?

Like most things in life, the simplest restaurant dishes are generally the endearingly memorable. So it's hardly surprising that the ingenuous bone marrow salad at St John in Clerkenwell has been on the menu, unchanged, for the past 23 years. In turn, when presenting paying customers with something so simple, ...

Vaccination Requirements for Different Countries

Vaccination Requirements for Different Countries

Working out which vaccinations you need to get, for which parts of the world can be an absolute minefield. The World Health Organisation’s guidelines are complex and confusing. Even if you’ve successfully discovered that, a trip to, Burkina Faso for example, requires you to get vaccinated for malaria, you then ...

5 must-see boroughs of London

Who are the DUP?

Of all the search queries you thought you might be typing in this morning I bet "who are the DUP" was certainly not one of them. Granted it is part of the wider quandary of "what comes next", but with just hours after the first results have landed the most likely outcome ...