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Downing Street – a haven for weirdos, misfits and comic-book villains - February 2020 The Observer - By Stewart Lee - February 23rd, 2020

The Hate-Monger is a minor Marvel comics villain, first documented by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee in December 1963, who is a clone of Hitler and wears a purple Ku Klux Klan robe. In Fantastic Four issue 21, The Hate-Monger bounces his Hate-Ray off the moon, amplifying people’s feelings of dread, fear and anxiety, inflaming…

Boris Johnson turns politics into a puppet show - January 2020 The Observer - By Stewart Lee - January 19th, 2020

My metropolitan liberal elitist friends here in 78.5% Remain-voting Hackney do not hold BBC news in high regard, its election coverage considered biased in favour of the government and Laura Kuenssberg merely a horrid flesh trombone through which Dominic Cumming honks his reverberating falsehoods. The news seemed skewed. During the election, the prime minister declined…

Ricky Gervais and Jeremy Clarkson are no laughing matter - January 2020 The Observer - By Stewart Lee - January 12th, 2020

Last week, in a much-needed and well-timed satire of snowflake hand-wringing over the Australian bush fires, the Sun’s politically incorrect columnist Jeremy Clarkson declared the continent unfit for human habitation and welcomed scorched whiteys back to the motherland, unaccompanied minors and all. The inevitable complaints will have already been offset by Sun accountants against the…

I’m seeing stars… but thanks to Elon Musk, not for much longer - January 2020 The Observer - By Stewart Lee - January 5th, 2020

My best New Year’s Eve was 15 years ago. A mis-calibrated dose of prescription painkillers in a bed and breakfast near Wootton Courtenay meant I slept through the whole thing. I slept through the fear. I slept through the dread. I slept through the recriminations and regrets. And I slept through Jools Holland insisting on…

Why Trump killed Santa and other stocking chillers - December 2019 The Observer - By Stewart Lee - December 29th, 2019

Few hearts can have been left unbroken on Friday night, when footage emerged of President Donald Trump triumphantly celebrating the killing of Father Christmas by American military forces on Boxing Day. My children were in floods of tears as we watched a clearly aroused Trump make the following televised statement, sitting beneath a sumptuously decorated…

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