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The Waugh Zone Monday May 21, 2018

After the Royal Wedding celebrations, several politicos felt the mother of all hangovers coming on yesterday morning when the Sunday Times reported that some Brexiteer MPs were planning for (another) snap general election this autumn.…


Commuters Face Second Day Of Rail Disruption After Timetable Change

Commuters faced disruption during Monday morning’s rush-hour as trains were cancelled amid the largest timetable change across Britain for decades.


Airport Delays At UK Airports Revealed - London Luton Tops List

The worst UK airports for flight punctuality have been revealed, with the longest delays at London Luton.

Sunday, May 20


Donald Trump 'Demands' Probe Into Claims FBI Embedded Spy In His Election Campaign

Donald Trump says he will insist on an inquiry into whether his election campaign was infiltrated by the FBI for “political purposes”.


Social Media Companies Snub Talks With Culture Secretary

Culture Secretary Matt Hancock has admitted 10 social media firms snubbed his invitation for talks and the Government lacks the power to tackle them.

Rail Network Timetable Changes Come Into Effect Today

More than four million trains across Britain will be rescheduled from Sunday in the largest timetable change for decades.


Tory MPs Braced For Snap Election Amid Brexit Splits - Reports

Tory MPs are bracing themselves for a snap general election as ministers remain at loggerheads over Brexit, according to reports.


New MOT Rules Come Into Force Today - Here's What You Need To Know

A tougher and updated MOT has come into force in Britain to improve air quality and make roads safer.

Saturday, May 19


Royal Wedding: Jeremy Corbyn Tweets Congratulations... To Labour's New Lewisham East Candidate

As Saturday’s Royal wedding drew to a close, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tweeted his congratulations... to the party’s newly-selected candidate for the Lewisham East by-election.


'Moderate' Candidate Janet Daby Wins Labour's Lewisham East By-Election Selection Race

‘Moderate’ candidate Janet Daby has won the hard-fought Labour party selection contest for the Lewisham East by-election.


The Tories Might Give You A Nandos Discount Card To Persuade You To Join Their Party

The Conservative Party is considering offering a discount card for popular high street restaurants such as Nando’s in a bid to boost their membership numbers, according to reports.

Friday, May 18


Theresa May Accused Of 'Cynical' Ploy To Bury News Of New Tory Lords Under Royal Wedding

Theresa May has appointed nine new Conservative members of the House of Lords and handed another peerage to her DUP allies.


Brexit Ministers Have Only Bothered To Visit 8 Out Of 120 UK Ports In Two Years

Brexit ministers have visited just eight of the UK’s 120 ports since the vote to leave the EU, it has emerged.


UK Internet Speeds Still Bear Little Resemblance To What's Advertised

In lighter news, it turns out that most of us still aren’t getting anywhere near the internet speeds we’re paying for.

'Posh Bloke' On Question Time Roundly Mocked For Bizarre Waitrose Knife Crime Comment

Thursday evening’s Question Time took place in the well-to-do London borough of Kensington and Chelsea, so it was perhaps inevitable that a well-to-do chap equated an icon of well-to-do-ness with something well-to-do people generally have…


Theresa May Brands John Bercow 'Stupid Woman' Comments 'Unacceptable'

Theresa May has branded alleged comments made by John Bercow about Commons leader Andrea Leadsom “unacceptable”.

Millennials Hit Back At Baby Boomers Who Say They Spend Too Much On Avocado And Coffee

It is no secret that baby boomers and millennials don’t always see eye to eye.


The Waugh Zone Friday May 18, 2018

As I pointed out yesterday, time is Theresa May’s real enemy on Brexit. But as the clock ticks down, it has also proved difficult for Brexiteers too. Apart from Jacob Rees-Mogg’s lines about ‘purgatory’ and Boris Johnson’s harrumphing in…


Hostile Environment 2.0: Why EU Citizens And Open Rights Group Are Taking Government to Court Over Data Protection

It has been a big week in politics for the six million non-UK citizens, including the 3.6million EU citizens, in the UK. Unnoticed by the media and the wider public, parliament passed a passage in the Data Protection Bill 2018 that will…

Bill Gates Spills The Beans On Donald Trump

Bill Gates has divulged some remarkable insights into the mind of Donald Trump, claiming the President didn’t know the difference between HIV and HPV but knew a “scary” amount about his daughter’s appearance.


John Bercow Accused Of Calling Minister Andrea Leadsom A ‘Stupid Woman’

Speaker John Bercow has been accused of calling a senior minister a “stupid woman” during a foul-mouthed outburst in the Commons chamber.

Thursday, May 17


Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Unveiled With Fortnite-Style Battle Royale Mode

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has been officially unveiled along with a whole host of new trailers during a major event held in the US.


Neil Kinnock Tells Labour MPs To Defy Leadership Over Single Market Vote

Labour MPs should defy Jeremy Corbyn and vote to keep the UK in the Single Market, former party leader Lord Kinnock has claimed.


There's No Such Thing As A Good Brexit - But Staying In The Single Market Is The Least Worst Option

In Edinburgh South, over 78% of voters backed Remain in the EU referendum.

What You Need To Know About Postnatal Depression In Men

A mum whose former husband took his own life after struggling with his mental health following the birth of their first child is urging people to be aware that new dads, as well as mums, can be affected by postnatal depression (PND).


Wife Twice Refused A Divorce Pleads With Supreme Court To End 40-Year Marriage

A woman who says she is locked in a “loveless and desperately unhappy” marriage will ask Supreme Court justices to grant her a divorce from her husband of 40 years.


Four Reforms That Shared Parental Leave Needs

Shared Parental Leave (SPL) was introduced to give parents more choice and fathers a more realistic opportunity to take a longer period of paid time off with their new child.

Microsoft's New Xbox Controller Is For Players With Disabilities

Microsoft has unveiled a brand-new Xbox controller specifically designed for players with disabilities.

When A GDPR Consent Email Isn’t Compliant

If Alanis Morissette was writing ‘Ironic’ today she might have included a line about how it’s like sending a GDPR mandated consent email which breaches GDPR. Of course, doing so would probably have ruined the song and wrecked her career.…


The Waugh Zone Thursday May 17, 2018

Fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) have long been seen by their critics as the ‘crack cocaine’ of the gambling industry, letting addicts bet £100 every 20 seconds. The machines have effectively turned high street bookies into mini…