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Week 45: Prat – Jose Mourinho

November 8, 2015

Our prat of the week is the not so special one – Chelsea Manager, Jose Mourinho. Chelsea are in freefall. Another defeat against Stoke (the sort of team that they used to destroy) has left the Premier League Champions hovering precariously just above the relegation zone, and with it, every defeat brings yet more anguish […]

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Week 44: Prat – Andrew Lloyd Webber

November 4, 2015

This week’s Prat is the Conservative Peer and multi-millionaire purveyor of shite music Andrew Lloyd Webber It’s tempting to simply put – Prat: Andrew Lloyd Webber and leave it at that. I mean, he makes the case himself. But, that would be lazy. Andrew Lloyd Webber is a very rich man. He has made many […]

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Week 43: Prat – Jeremy Corbyn

October 25, 2015

This week, the leader of the Labour Party sadly wins our award for the greatest prat of the last seven days Tuesday offered the Labour Party a rare opportunity to put the Conservative Government on the ropes. With the debate on the removal of tax credits going on in the House, it was becoming clear […]

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Week 42: Prat – John McDonnell

October 25, 2015

Last Week’s Prat of the Week Award went to Labour’s shadow chancellor, John McDonnell for his u-turn on the budget surplus This is a very late post (and some others have been missed in recent weeks from our Awards completely). That has largely been down to me. Difficult work stuff and life stuff has meant […]

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Week 41: Prat – The Tax Payers Alliance

October 12, 2015

‘This week’s Prat award goes to the hideous Tax Payers Alliance.’ This is an odious organisation at the best of times – set up in 2004 as a pressure group furthering the position of ‘ordinary tax payers’ – what it has proved itself to be over the last decade is a whining, bitching group of […]

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Week 39: Prat – David Cameron

September 27, 2015

Our prat of the week award goes to our Prime Minister, David Cameron, for allegedly performing an obscene act involving his penis and a dead pig’s head. What people find both appalling and amusing in equal measure is that fact that this sordid little tale of David Cameron’s student days is actually believable. Here is […]

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Week 38: Prat – The Lib-Dems

September 22, 2015

This week’s Prats are the Lib-Dems Ah, it’s been a while since they last featured on our hallowed blog – but, I’m pleased to welcome the Liberal Democrats back to our pages. And why? Well, this week they have met in Bournemouth (biggest numbers ever apparently!) and their clarion call has been ‘only the Lib-Dems […]

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Week 37: Prat – resigning Labour frontbenchers

September 16, 2015

This week, the eight Labour frontbenchers who refused to serve under Jeremy Corbyn win our regular prat award As I have previously posted, Jeremy Corbyn was not my first choice as Labour leader. I am also concerned about the decision to appoint John McDonnell as shadow chancellor, and that none of the shadow four great […]

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Week 36: Prat – The British Press

September 7, 2015

This week, our glorious British papers win our regular award for the most ridiculous behaviour over the last seven days The British right wing press has been spewing bile relentlessly about immigration. The Daily Mail, Daily Express and The Sun in particular regularly sport front pages with screamingly vitriolic and hyperbolic headlines. The sharp change […]

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Week 35: Prat – Justin Gatlin

August 31, 2015

This week’s Prat is the USA drugs cheat and athlete, Justin Gatlin. We like our sport on this site, and this week’s awards demonstrate that with Mo Farah getting the hero award and twice banned Justin Gatlin getting the award for Prat. And bloody deservedly so. In 2001, he was banned for taking Amphetamines! I […]

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Week 34: Prat – Jeremy Corbyn

August 25, 2015

This week’s Prat is the Labour Leadership Candidate and MP for Islington North, Jeremy Corbyn. Yes Jeremy, you may be the poster boy of the left, you may be the people’s champion, you may or not be the most invigorating positive force that British politics has seen for a generation, but if you are to […]

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Week 33: Prat – Jose Mourinho

August 18, 2015

This week’s Prat of the Week award goes to the ‘Special One’Jose Mourinho. Special one, my arse. I have to admit that I have a fairly mixed opinion of Jose Mourinho, on one hand, you can’t but respect what he has achieved in football, but on the other, he does seem to personify much that […]

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Week 32: Prat – The Labour Party (well at least the leadership)

August 10, 2015

Yes, this week’s Prats are the Labour Party Hierarchy Why? Well, it’s this, at a special conference a year or so ago, they endorsed the proposal to allow people to join the Labour Party for £3 and then vote in any subsequent ballots regarding the election of leader. At the time, many, including Jeremy Corbyn, […]

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Week 31: Prat – Lord Sewell

August 3, 2015

Last Week’s Prat of the Week Award goes to now former member of the House of Lords, Lord Sewell If you are deputy speaker of the House of Lords and Chairman of its standards committee it is probably not the greatest idea to spend your time snorting cocaine with £200 per hour prostitutes while wearing […]

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Week 30: Prat – The Parliamentary Labour Party

July 31, 2015

The very belated Prat Award for Last Week goes to the Parliamentary Labour Party My my it has been a busy time – hence the lateness of this post, but better late than never… Oh dear. George Osborne sets a trap with the reduction in the benefits cap and sadly but predictably the Labour Party […]

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Week 29: Prat – Tim Farron

July 19, 2015

The Liberal Democrats’ new leader wins our weekly award for being the biggest prat of the last seven days Now, that didn’t take long, did it? Just one day into his new job as Lib Dem leader, Tim Farron managed to make a complete hash of his appearance on Channel 4 News, coming across as […]

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Week 28: Prat – Alexis Tsipras

July 16, 2015

This week’s prat of the week is the Allthatsleft favourite and Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear – a week ago, Tsipras could do no wrong – as far as we were concerned on these pages, he was a hero: he had taken on the IMF and the ECB, […]

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Week 27: Prat – the IMF

July 6, 2015

Last Week’s Prat of the Week goes to the International Monetary Fund for belatedly accepting that Greece needs debt relief if it is to recover The Syriza government in Greece was elected in January. Its mandate from the Greek people was to renegotiate the terms of the bail out package with the Troika. This is […]

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Week 26: Prat – Senator Ted Cruz

June 28, 2015

This week, the junior senator from Texas wins our apparently much coveted prize for being the biggest prat of the last seven days “Today is some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history” Is this statement Ted Cruz, Texan senator and Republican presidential candidate hopeful, uttered on Friday on rightwinger Sean Hannity’s radio programme […]

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Week 25: Prat – National Rifle Association

June 21, 2015

The National Rifle Association (NRA) of the USA wins our award this week for being the biggest prats of the last seven days It perhaps is no great surprise that the NRA’s response to the horrific murder of nine churchgoers at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church was as asinine as it was offensive. The […]

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Week 24: Prat – Sir Tim Hunt

June 15, 2015

This Week’s Prat of the Week is the Nobel Bio-Chemist Sir Tim Hunt This is by no means a scientific hypothesis, you know, I’m prepared to argue the toss about it – but, it appears to me that if you have the surname Hunt, you are statistically more likely to win our Prat of the […]

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Week 23: Prat – Sepp Blatter

June 8, 2015

This week’s Prat of the Week Award goes to winner of the FIFA Presidential Election – Sepp Blatter Sepp, Sepp, Sepp – what were you playing at? For years, the allegations have been rumbling, the fingers have been pointing, the assertions have been made. You have ignored them all. You have chosen to brazenly cling […]

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Week 22: Prat – FIFA

May 31, 2015

This Week’s Prat of the Week Award goes to the FIFA delegates who voted Sepp Blatter back into the Presidency. I’ve been trying to think of an analogy that sits comfortably with the vote by FIFA delegates to re-elect Sepp Blatter to the presidency – and, I think it’s this: it’s like the Labour Party […]

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Week 21: Prat – Alistair Carmichael MP

May 24, 2015

This week, our award for the biggest prat of the last seven days goes to former Secretary of State for Scotland, Alistair Carmichael A month before the general election, the Daily Telegraph published a leaked government memo stating that the French Ambassador had held a conversation with Nicola Sturgeon in which the latter indicated that […]

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Week 20: Prat – Chuka Umunna

May 18, 2015

This week, the Streatham MP wins our award for being the biggest prat of the last seven days A week ago, Chuka Umunna looked like the favourite to become the next leader of the Labour Party: clearly getting the nod from the Prince of Darkness himself, Lord Mandelson. Everything looked to be running in his […]

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Week 19: Prat – the Pollsters

May 11, 2015

This week’s Prat award goes to the Pollsters, yep, every last one of them. I don’t like polling much – I understand its relevance, but I fear that one of the reasons why our politicians are so unimaginative is because they spend most of their lives in terror of how the polls will react to […]

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Week 18: Prat – Ken Livingstone

May 4, 2015

This week’s Prat of the Week Award goes to former Mayor of London and Labour NEC member for his support for the corrupt former Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman Back in the local elections last year Labour were convinced that they would back control of Tower Hamlets Council and that their candidate, John Biggs […]

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Week 17: Prat – Grant Shapps

April 27, 2015

This week’s Prat is the Tory candidate for Welwyn Hatfield and Conservative Party Chairman, Grant Shapps Yes, old Granty has done it again – unanimously won the title of Prat of the Week. The man is to being a prat what Jose Mourinho is to being a parking busses, what Danny Alexander is to making […]

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Week 16: Prat – David Cameron

April 19, 2015

This Week’s Prat of the Week award goes to (the hopefully for not much longer) Prime Minister David Cameron Thursday saw the final debate of this election campaign. It was also only the second debate. The debate was remarkable as being on contested only by the 5 main opposition party leaders. There was no David […]

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Week 15: Prat – The Conservative Party

April 12, 2015

This week’s Prat of the Week Award goes to the Conservative Party for their ugly election strategy of demonising any clear and present dangers to their election success, and in particular, their personal attacks on Ed Miliband. They also deserve the award for a spectacularly useless election campaign, with embarrassing photocalls and being all over […]

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