1. resident_alien says

    Is that genuine or a joke? I can’t always tell with the British.
    But that was just so… so Monty Python, you know?
    This cannot possibly be a real thing in the world?
    Any UKians willing to help, like, please?!?

  2. Dunc says

    The Sunday Sport is a notorious spoof tabloid, so it’s kind of a joke… Presumably they’re satirising the equally notorious (but unfortunately serious) Daily Mail article which described Ralph Miliband as a “man who hated Britain” trying to drive “a hammer and sickle through the heart of the nation”.

    I would assume that Ed’s response to the Sport article is not intended to be taken seriously. It’s a humorous way of hitting back at the tabloids without actually dignifying the scum with a serious response.

  3. resident_alien says

    Ah,so! Thanks a lot Dunc, I genuinely wasn’t sure. Because some tabloid rags
    (British or otherwise) sometimes print crap that is indistinguishable from satire.
    And some of their editorial staff probably do think Belgian is a language.
    So that’s your good deed for today, LOL!

  4. says

    I hadn’t realised The Sunday Sport still existed. For a while it was taken seriously by some people, but it didn’t take long for most of us to realise it was a spoof. About 20 years ago it had a front page story with the headline “WWII bomber found on the moon.” A week later it ran the story “WWII bomber on the moon disappears!” with quotes from spokespeople from NASA, Jodrell Bank etc. saying that there were no signs of the bomber being there.

  5. says

    It was his videoed acceptance/thank you speech for The Spectator’s politician of the year awards.

    He’d won best political speech, which makes me think it wasn’t a great year for speech’s.

    Also, the Sunday Sport always claims to be a real newspaper so the “satire” tag above is misplaced.
    This is a real story that has appeared in a real tabloid newspaper, much to my shame.

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