13 November 2011 0 Comments

Lost ‘News of the World’ Scoop Reveals Secrets of Mozart’s Death

*Editor’s note: The Man of Twists and Turns has obtained the text of a major exclusive which was set to appear in The News of the World in London earlier this year. However, News Corp. owner Rupert Murdoch shut down the 168-year-old tabloid to dampen a scandal over its reporters hacking into private voicemails, use […]

25 August 2011 3 Comments

More Passion!

British Prime Minister David Cameron recently invited Tracey Emin, a purveyor of work which is shit even by the standards of contemporary art, to produce something – they probably call it “an installation” – for Number 10, Downing Street. Emin, who won the Turner Prize for exhibiting her own used-condom-strewn bed some years ago, is […]

18 November 2010 0 Comments

UK Royal wedding conspiracy delights

When the British Prime Minister announced at the cabinet table the engagement of the heir to the heir to the throne this week, he professed himself “delighted.” The government ministers raised a cheer and hammered the tabletop in delight. This parody of a Colonel Blimp drinking club goes to show that you can take the […]

13 May 2010 0 Comments

Cameron can’t solve English i.d. crisis

I was at Oxford University at the same time as Britain’s new prime minister. But while I spent all my free time at a famous old pub opposite the historic Bodleian Library with a pint of Guinness in the company of some old Irish porters, I never saw David Cameron there. Which makes me doubt […]