Ryan Barrell, Metro

Ryan Barrell


Contact Ryan

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Unknown
  • Metro
  • Huffington Post UK

Past articles by Ryan:

Google ‘techbro’ James Damore’s diversity memo shows just how deluded some people are about gender

When Google software engineer James Damore's so-called 'anti-diversity manifesto' made its way onto the internet, it instantly became the centre of a debate between free speech advocates and, you know, people who... → Read More

Refugees can have smartphones – get over it

One of the all-too-common arguments we tend to hear against helping refugees is the unfounded idea they're 'just a bunch of chancers', 'coming over here for free room and board',... → Read More

Jeremy Corbyn is abandoning his principles. Finally

Anyone who'd been on holiday for the past month without access to the internet would probably be flabbergasted by what they see in the news now. Jeremy Corbyn has gone... → Read More

Jeremy Hunt has finally enacted a good policy on mental health in the NHS – where did that come from?

Jeremy Hunt seemingly doesn't do anything except swing his big sledgehammer of austerity towards the NHS, anger doctors, and slash the budgets of our mental health services. And yet - brace yourselves... → Read More

Queen Elizabeth’s 91st Birthday 2017: The Weirdest Gifts Her Majesty Has Ever Received

From mud to livestock, some people just never know what to buy for Queen Liz. → Read More

Winston Churchill Being On The £5 Note Is An Insult To British Values

On this day, 13 September 2016, thousands of patriots finally get what they've been waiting for - the Bank Of England has paid tribute to Winston Churchi... → Read More

Tweeters Share Hilarious Ways They Would Annoy Donald Trump With Just Three Words

"Short-fingered vulgarian" is a tried and tested classic. → Read More

Virgin America Staff Have Fun With Personalised Messages On Gate Screens

Imgur user rootbeer1 is a Virgin America employee who likes to spice things up anyway that he can. On the departure boards, they're encouraged to write a personalised message - and he takes it very seriously. "As a Virgin America employee, I'm encouraged to always put 'something' up on our gate signs, if there's no weather delays or other important info to display," he wrote. "Sometimes we just… → Read More

Matthew P Doyle's 'Mealy Mouthed Reply' Tweet About Croydon Muslim Woman Prompts Twitter Backlash

A mealy mouthed reply. → Read More

Comedian Laura Lexx Destroys Sexist Heckler In Brutal Take Down

Let this be a warning to any hecklers out there. You will be put in your place. → Read More

Wanted Man Applies For Job At Police Station, Unsurprisingly Gets Arrested

A wanted man has finally been arrested - after he applied for a job at the local Sheriff's office. 25-year-old John Wesley Rose was being hunted by police for a variety of charges, including the ra → Read More

Best Best Man Speech Ever

If you're ever called to give a wedding speech and don't know what to write, remember this page. All-round funny man Aaron Gillies has shared his own perfect wedding speech with the world, featured → Read More

John Lewis Christmas Advert 2015: The Internet Reacts

The long awaited John Lewis Christmas Advert is finally here, and it wasn't long before everybody on the internet was talking about it. Someone pointed out the similarity between the elderly gentle → Read More

Woman Orders Table On eBay, Receives 40 Bags Of Live Fish

Warning: Strong language. You can buy some fairly weird stuff on eBay, but you'd normally expect what you ordered to show up. This woman ordered a table and chairs on the auction site, and says → Read More

PMQs Today Without The Shouting: 28 October 2015

Last week's PMQs saw the prime minister make a truly dreadful 'Back To The Future' joke - will this week's edition be a spooky Halloween themed Q&A? Let's find out - but without all the boring stu → Read More

How Old Is Too Old To Trick-Or-Treat?

Halloween is the one time of year when children are encouraged to beg strangers for sweets, and adults are expected to provide them, at risk of being up all night cleaning eggs and toilet paper out of → Read More

Having A Cat vs. Having A Baby by The Oatmeal

Finally, someone has nailed down something we all knew but couldn't necessarily explain - why it's better to have a cat than a baby. With thanks to cartoonist extraordinaire The Oatmeal, we have this → Read More

Bastian Schweinsteiger Is Suing The Maker Of This Nazi Action Figure Because It Looks Exactly Like Him

German footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger has become embroiled in a legal row with a toy company after it emerged they had been producing Nazi soldier action figures that looks suspiciously like him. → Read More

This Chicken Restaurant's Twitter Account Is Run By An Actual Chicken

One of the weirder social media strategies we've seen... A chicken restaurant has trained a hen to run their Twitter account. Australian fast food chain Chicken Treat has given over their social me → Read More

Petition To Rename Australian Currency 'Dollarydoos' Reaches 14,000 Signatures

An online petition is calling on the Australian government to rename their currency based on a joke from a 1995 episode of 'The Simpsons'. Almost 15,000 people have signed the Change.org petition w → Read More