Another satirical round-up of the month’s news.
David Cameron, widely regarded as our worst post-war Prime Minister, has been accused of lobbying the Treasury for extra funds for Greensill. This included supposedly sending text messages to Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
Mr. Cameron says he told friends he was set to earn up to £60 million in shares in Greensill where has been working since 2016. Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has gone on record saying former Prime Ministers must never lobby government officials.
This scandal is merely the nail in the coffin for the telegenic Prime Minister who started off so promisingly with his modernisation of the Tory Party and legalizing same-sex marriage, but banked his career on the most stupid and irresponsible decision - to call an EU Referendum.
Greensill has shone light on the Tory party and their supposed opportunism. I’d like to remind people about the 2009 Expenses Scandal. That was mainly Labour MPs who presented themselves as every bit as corrupt and opportunistic. Opportunism is a two-sided coin and Cameron is the other side.
Keira quits sex scenes
One of the most beautiful women in the world, Keira Knightley, has announced she won’t appear in sex scenes directed by men. I don’t know if this disregards sex scenes directed by women, but Keira says “I don’t have an absolute ban, but I kind of do with men” and that she’s very uncomfortable with the male gaze.
I think Keira is complaining too much here. There’s nothing wrong with the male gaze just as there’s nothing wrong with the female gaze. We men and women have it wired into our brains to be attracted to sexy images like Channing Tatum with his shirt off and Megan Fox bending over a motorbike in tight shorts.
Therefore I think Keira should stop complaining and accept that attraction is gender neutral.
Donald Trump has announced his plan to run again for President in 2024. That is despite being tried for impeachment and contesting the democratic election. The man’s a megalomaniac!
In an interview with his daughter-in-law Lara Trump on her podcast, he responded to talk of running again with the words “you do have hope, that I can tell you”.
Frankly Trump running again in 2024 would be the death knell for the Republican Party and Democracy. The man thinks groping women is ok and mocks disabled people and incites riots for f**k sake. Plus he contested the most democratic election in the world. Those are the marks of a true dictator clinging on to the last remnants of his failed and fickle presidency.
Priti’s plan for immigration
Everyone’s favourite love-to-hate Home Secretary Priti Patel has unveiled her new plan for immigration. It firmly states that illegal immigrants with no right to be here will be sent home and immigrants who travel through “safe” countries such as France won’t be granted asylum in the UK.
Now, the Left will call this crackdown on immigration as cruel and inhumane. But I respectfully disagree. The Tories have never been anti all immigration, just uncontrolled immigration and the problems it causes such as overcrowding and competition for jobs. My view is that people with legal rights to be here should be allowed to stay here and we have a moral obligation to protect those fleeing from war-torn countries. However, we cannot have situations where people are claiming asylum in the UK because their husbands beat them. And this new plan marks out the distinct differences between legal immigrants, genuine asylum seekers and illegal immigrants with no right to be here.
Imran Khan: A rape apologist?
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has ben accused of “victim blaming” and being a “rape apologst” afte he suggested women shoud cover up to avoid temptation. He blames rises in sexual assault cases on how women dress and suggest women should observe purdah - wearing modest clothes around men.
When I first heard this statement, I thought “what a stupid thing to say”, but read into it and it’s not so stupid. Women do need to be careful of the way they dress - in certain parts of the world more than others. Not because most men are perverts, but because of a sick minority of individuals in every pub, club and bar waiting to assault and victimise a bright young woman.
We need to address sexual assault together and the only way we are going to do this is is if we are real with women and men about the dangers of dressing in a particular way.
Meet Roshan Chandy
Freelance film critic, journalist and writer based in Nottingham, UK. Specialises in cinema.
Roshan's Top 5 Films of the Week
1. A Quiet Place: Part II (in cinemas)
2. Cruella (in cinemas)
3. After Love (in cinemas)
4. Dream Horse (in cinemas)
5. Frankie (in cinemas)
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