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Week 24: Prat – Sarah Wollaston MP

June 15, 2016

This week, Totnes MP Sarah Wollaston wins our regular award for prattish behaviour It is, of course, entirely acceptable for politicians to change their mind. That is particularly true of course if they change their mind to agree with me, for example deciding to vote Remain rather than Leave in next week’s EU referendum. It […]

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Week 23: Prat – David Cameron

June 6, 2016

This week’s prat award once again goes to David Cameron for his half-arsed attempts to convince British voters to stay in the EU. After watching David Cameron get grilled by a selected studio audience on why Britain should stay in the EU, I was left with the impression that he simply cannot deal with any […]

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Week 22: Prat – Neil Young

May 31, 2016

This week’s prat award goes to Neil Young – a confessed Bernie Sanders supporter – for approving Donald Trump’s use of his music during the Presidential campaign. Almost a year after Neil Young protested against Trump’s use of Rockin’ in the Free World at a rally, Young has now altered his position. saying that he […]

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Week 21: Prat – Hibs Supporters

May 24, 2016

Our prat of the week award goes to the Hibs Supporters who invaded the Hampden Park pitch after their team won the Scottish Cup for the first time in 114 years with an injury time winner v Rangers. The end to the Hibs cup hoodoo meant they also became first lower league club to win […]

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Week 20: Prat – Plaid Cymru

May 17, 2016

This week, Plaid Cymru win the dubious honour of our award for rank stupidity It must have seen a hell of a wheeze last week: Plaid Cymru, an avowedly socialist party, worked out that if they banded together with the Tories and UKIP, they had as many votes in the new Welsh Assembly as Labour. […]

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Week 19: Prat – Ken Livingstone

May 16, 2016

Successfully defending his Prat award from the week before is former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone.’ It’s a list of inglorious bastards, George Osborne, Nick Clegg, David Cameron to name but three, people who have successfully managed to be prat of the week two weeks in succession; those who’ve been a prat and then skilfully […]

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Week 18: Prat – Ken Livingstone

May 9, 2016

Last Week’s Prat of the Week Award goes to former mayor of London, Ken Livingstone Cast your mind back to 7 July 2005. London had been the subject of four bombs on its transport network during the morning commuting hours.  56 people were dead.   Tony Blair, the then Prime Minister as attending a G8 summit […]

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Week 17: Prat – Eamonn Holmes

April 25, 2016

This week’s prat award goes to Eamonn Holmes for saying that Prince was “more of a girls’ artist” and that “men couldn’t relate to his flamboyancy.” A comment straight out of the straightjacket of the 1950s. His comment alludes to a number of Luddite options – that being a girls’ artist is in some way […]

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Week 15: Prat – David Cameron

April 25, 2016

The winner of Week 15’s Prat of the Week is…. our Prime Minister, HHJ David Cameron. First, big apologies this should have been posted a couple of weeks ago when this story was fresh and causing a fair bit of wobbling amongst the Tory hierarchy. Alas, we were a bit Labour-like in our failure to […]

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Week 16: Prat – Nigel Farage

April 23, 2016

The UKIP leader again wins our Prat of the Week award for outstanding idiocy We learned something new about the Brexit-ers this week: they are pretty ignorant of history, particularly US history. We had the increasingly ridiculous Boris Johnson accuse Barack Obama of hypocrisy for making the case for the UK to remain in the […]

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Week 14: Prat – Paul Dacre

April 4, 2016

  Prat of the week goes to Daily Mail editor, and arch Eurosceptic, Paul Dacre for receiving £88,000 in EU subsidies in 2014. Pot kettle, kettle pot. The editor of a newspaper that is the self proclaimed hater of all things EU goes “cap” in hand to Brussels. Paul Dacre has an estate on which […]

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Week 13: Prat – Allison Pearson

March 28, 2016

Our prat of the week goes to columnist Allison Pearson for tweeting this immediately after the terrorist attacks on Brussels: @allisonpearson Brussels, de facto capital of the EU, is also the jihadist capital of Europe. And the Remainers dare to say we’re safer in the EU! #Brexit Classy eh? Making political capital out of a […]

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Week 12: Prat – Jeremy Corbyn

March 21, 2016

This week, the Labour Party leader wins our dubious award for being the most significant prat of the last seven days Before being too unkind, I want to say that I want Jeremy Corbyn to succeed. I think I am the only one of the regular contributors to this blog to have been to my […]

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Week 11: Prat – Maria Sharapova

March 15, 2016

This week’s prat award goes to the Women’s Tennis star, Maria Sharapova. Just when you thought you had a good handle about which performancing enhancing drugs you could and couldn’t take, the next time you are putting in your training for whichever Olympic event you are currently considering, a new one comes along. This time […]

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Week 10: Prat – Marco Rubio

March 9, 2016

This week’s Prat, unanimously voted for by the Allthatsleft Committee, is Marco Rubio. And, let’s face it, Little Marco hasn’t exactly had many people voting for him in the last seven days, so he may be pleased to hear that he has received the unanimous endorsement from us here at Allthatsleft. The American Presidential Election […]

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Week 9: Prat – Sarah Vine

February 28, 2016

This week’s prat award goes to Sarah Vine, for once again providing indiscreet comments about her life with husband and Justice Secretary, Michael Gove, and in this case, giving a blow by blow account about Michael’s formative wrestlings with his Brexit conscience. Yes, it must have been a pretty bloody difficult decision for an incumbent […]

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Week 8: Prat – David Cameron

February 21, 2016

The Prime Minister wins our award for being the greatest prat of the last week What a pantomime Friday’s EU negotiations were. As the “English breakfast” became the “English brunch”, “English lunch” and then “English dinner”, the whole set up took on a sense of farce. All to decide on some very minor benefits changes for […]

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Week 7: Prat – Marco Rubio

February 16, 2016

This week, US Presidential hopeful Senator Marco Rubio picks up our much-coveted award for being the biggest idiot of the last seven days After Iowa’s caucus, Marco Rubio seemed to have it made. If he sat pretty, made some good debate contributions and left his opponents to tear strips off each other more moderate Republican […]

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Week 6: Prat – the United Nations Working Group On Arbitrary Detention

February 7, 2016

This Week’s Prat of the Week Award goes to the group set up by the UN to investigate the question of whether Julian Assange is being arbitrarily detained Oh dear. Even the question is ridiculous.   Let’s recap: Julian Assange is wanted for questioning in respect of two allegations of rape in Sweden.   The Scandinavian country […]

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Week 5: Prat – David Cameron

January 31, 2016

Our prat of the week award goes to David Cameron for stating at PMQs that the refugees in Calais were nothing more than a “bunch of migrants.” David Cameron has a CV stuffed full of Bullingdon Club sneering gaffs. Whether it is “swarm” or “bunch” of migrants; “terrorist sympathisers”; “calm down dear” or allegedly sticking […]

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Week 3: Prat – Hillary Clinton

January 17, 2016

This week, Presidential favourite wins our regular Prat of the Week award for putting it all needlessly at risk… Tonight, there is a debate between the three main Democratic presidential hopefuls (Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley) in Charleston, South Carolina. Whilst Clinton still has a reasonable lead over the field in national polls, […]

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Week 2: Prat – The Labour Leadership

January 12, 2016

Our award for the biggest Prat’s of last week goes to the Labour Party Leadership, with a honourable mention to the rest of the Parliamentary Labour Party. I’ve really wanted Jeremy Corbyn to succeed, I really have. In the countless debates we’ve had amongst ourselves at Allthatsleft I’ve tried my best to defend him – […]

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Week 1: Prat – Simon Danczuk

January 9, 2016

A bit belated, but, the first Prat of the Year award goes to Rochdale MP, Simon Danczuk. Normally, we wouldn’t trouble ourselves on this site with the sexual peccadillos of politicians, I mean trying shag anything that moves is to many MPs what wearing two diamond studded earrings is to a footballer. But, there is […]

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Week 52: Prat – Jeremy Corbyn

December 29, 2015

The final Prat of the Week award goes to Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn for not shutting the fuck up One thing remarkable about the new Labour leadership is just how incompetent it is. There are all kinds of things that can be said about the ideological direction of the Labour Party under Jeremy […]

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Week 51: Prat – Vladimir Putin

December 20, 2015

This week’s Prat is the Russian President Vladimir Putin. I have to say that I’m quite nervous about writing this – after all, people who take the piss out of Vladimir usually end up in Siberia or on the wrong end of a Polonium cuppa – but, Vladimir, who is a natural prat, has excelled […]

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Week 50: Prat – Rep. Loretta Sanchez

December 15, 2015

This week, US Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez wins our award for being the biggest prat of the last seven days After three weeks running of the British Left winning our prat of the week, we cross the pond for this week’s award. Sadly, though, it is still the left receiving the award, with Californian Democratic congresswoman […]

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Week 49: Prat – The Stop The War Coalition

December 14, 2015

Last Week’s Prat of the Week Award goes to the Stop the War Coalition for showing ISIS some love Let’s be honest for those of us on the democratic left, there are few things more annoying than trots.   Always hijacking every protest going, selling their asinine papers, chanting their trite slogans, bringing along a thousands […]

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Week 48: Prat – John McDonnell MP

December 14, 2015

The long overdue Prat of the Week award from a fortnight ago goes to Labour’s shadow chancellor, John McDonnell You’ve got the chancellor of the exchequer exactly where you want him. He has u-turned on the centre piece policy of his ‘necessary’ welfare cuts, the abolition of tax credits. The bullshit that somehow a measily […]

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Week 47: Prat – Ken Livingstone

November 22, 2015

This Week’s Prat of the Week is the former Mayor of London and Labour MP, Ken Livingstone. What an irritating little story this was: Ken Livingstone was appointed to sit on Jeremy Corbyn’s Defence Review Committee; Labour Shadow Secretary of State for Defence is one Kevan Jones, who questioned whether Ken had the credentials to […]

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Week 46: Prat – David Cameron

November 15, 2015

This week, our Prime Minister richly deserves our regular award for being the biggest prat of the last seven days This week, it was revealed that in September David Cameron had written to the leader of his Tory-led county council to criticise the cuts that they were making. He called the council’s plans to close […]

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