This week, British Conservative Party politician and Brexit cheerleader Boris Johnson saw his chances of becoming the UK prime minister torpedoed when his ally Michael Gove announced he would also run for the seat. Boris quickly ducked out of the campaign, possibly ending his political career forever. But what a political career it was.
Here we have Labour MP Dennis Skinner addressing British prime minister David Cameron with a pithy schoolyard nickname related to Panama Papers revelations as their colleagues howl around them in a mixture of delight and disgust. It crescendoes in Skinner delivering a thunderous applause line and then being tossed out of Parliament by a guy who looks like this:
Convicted murderer turned prisoners’ rights protester Stuart Horner is nearing the end of his third day on the roof of Manchester, England’s Strangeways prison, and a throng of supporters has turned the standoff into a party. Police made some tentative attempts to remove Horner from the roof Tuesday, but he’s thus far held them off. And danced to Sisqo’s “Thong Song.”
Evian Christ is a British producer and DJ who is perhaps most well-known for co-producing a song on Kanye West’s Yeezus. Today, he played a set at Leeds Festival in England, which is roughly equivalent to something like Lollapalooza. It probably would have been a great all-around day for Evian Christ had festival security managed to not lock him in a holding pen.
America has more or less made peace with Tyler, the Creator, the leader of the (now disbanded) shock-rap crew Odd Future. After a period of inciting controversy with violent lyrics and aggressive teenaged snottiness, Tyler has settled into life as a touring artist with a reliable fanbase. The United Kingdom, though, is apparently not quite as accepting.
Did you know there are "actually Muslim religious police" in London and some English cities are "totally Muslim" "no-go-zones" where "where non-Muslims just simply don't go in"? Neither did England until last Sunday, when resident Fox News "terrorism expert" Steve Emerson dropped these ignorance bombs on live television.