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Liam O'Dell

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Recent:
  • indy100
  • The Independent
Past:
  • The Limping Chicken

Recent articles by Liam:

The Met has just been given another headache

The Metropolitan Police has been embroiled in many a controversy, drama and scandal in recent weeks and months, and unfortunately, it shows no sign of stopping:Commissioner Dick has pulled out (sorry) of running the force and a replacement is yet to be appointeda serving officer has been charged wit... → Read More

Halifax customers are closing their accounts after pronouns added to staff badges

Halifax has upset all of the right people with the concept of pronouns, after they revealed they were introducing pronouns to their staff badges to avoid “accidental misgendering”.In a social media post on Tuesday, just days before this year’s Pride Month comes to a close, the company shared an imag... → Read More

Comedian Janey Godley flooded with support after revealing 'clear' cancer scan

Scottish comedian Janey Godley has confirmed her latest medical scan has come back “clear”, seven months after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.The comic, who was forced to cancel performances after being hospitalised in November, shared the good news on Twitter on Tuesday evening.She said: “I’ve... → Read More

Grant Shapps 'drove a train' and it has to be seen to be believed

After commuters had to endure a week of travel disruption due to train strikes, you’d hope the UK’s transport secretary Grant Shapps is getting to work to ensure rail staff receive better pay and no further industrial action is taken.Of course, Mr Shapps would rather drive a train and make another p... → Read More

Steve Bray warns UK is heading towards 'fascism' after police seize equipment

Steve Bray, the parliament protester known as ‘Stop Brexit Steve’ for his loud protests in Westminster, has claimed the UK is heading towards “fascism” after he had his speakers confiscated by police on Tuesday.The campaigner used amplifiers to blast a rendition of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Sound of Si... → Read More

Hacker collective targets pro-life government bodies after Roe v Wade ruling

As America continues to deal with the aftershock of its Supreme Court opting to scrap the landmark precedent on abortion set by Roe v Wade, a hacker group has vowed to target “pro-life entities” in the US who are supportive of the decision.TechMonitor reports that the collective, known as SiegedSec,... → Read More

How could a second Scottish independence referendum happen?

Talk of a second vote on whether Scotland should become an independent country heated up on Tuesday, when the country’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon set out new plans for another referendum on the issue next year.If the Scottish National Party leader has her way, then a Scottish Independence Refer... → Read More

Steve Bray has speaker seized just hours after new protest laws take effect

New legislation which restricts acts which cause “serious annoyance” to members of the public came into force on Tuesday, and has already been used against prominent parliament protester Steve Bray – also known as ‘Stop Brexit Steve’.Under the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 an individ... → Read More

The Boys mocked Gal Gadot’s cringe ‘Imagine’ video – and didn’t even invite her on

It was one of the worst things to be offered up by the cult of celebrity during the devastating pandemic, so it was only right that popular superhero satire The Boys decided to offer up their own take on the horrific “Imagine” video by actress Gal Gadot.If you haven’t managed to erase it from your m... → Read More

Fan of Love Island? You should be worried about its future

If the producers of the series really want to demonstrate a commitment to contestant aftercare and disability representation, they should condemn the abuse directed at Tasha Ghouri → Read More

Liz Truss defended the NI protocol bill as a 'patriot' – it completely backfired

Foreign secretary Liz Truss has received the meme treatment once again, after she defended a bill to scrap parts of the Northern Ireland protocol as a “patriot and democrat”.The protocol, which forms part of the UK’s Brexit deal, was an agreement between the government and the European Union to prev... → Read More

Robinsons are no longer sponsoring Wimbledon and everyone’s making the same joke

Robinsons' batch of fruity drinks have – arguably – been as synonymous with Wimbledon as the humble strawberries and cream, but it’s been reported the long-running sponsorship has ended after more than 85 years.The company confirmed to a Twitter user on Wednesday that it is “no longer sponsoring Wim... → Read More

This Oliver Dowden tweet has aged terribly after the Tories' by-election defeats

Given how utterly wild UK politics is at the moment, I don’t think we need to tell you that whenever something dramatic happens, there is always a tweet which comes back to haunt the politicians affected.In this instance, it’s former culture secretary Oliver Dowden MP, who resigned as Conservative P... → Read More

Tories lose two by-elections as party chairman resigns – here are the best reactions

It was always going to be a tricky challenge defending two parliamentary seats which became vacant following high-profile political scandals, and the Conservatives failed to do so on Thursday night.Boris Johnson’s party suffered losses in both Wakefield and the Devon constituency of Tiverton and Hon... → Read More

Here’s why people are worried about the government’s Bill of Rights

It was a just over a week ago that the UK Government was forced to cancel its first deportation flight to Rwanda, after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) intervened at the last minute.Now Dominic Raab, deputy prime minister and justice secretary, has shared more details about legislation whi... → Read More

The Boys subreddit descends into chaos after fans complain about show's 'politics'

Warning: This article contains spoilers for The Boys Season 3.If you ask us, we see no way in which a TV show about an overpowered, sociopathic American eliminating all opposition to them could be interpreted as being even the tiniest bit political or a commentary on real world events.None whatsoeve... → Read More

Joe Lycett has police called on him over 'offensive' joke about a 'giant donkey d***'

Of all the talent on the UK comedy circuit, we’d argue the cunning complainer Joe Lycett – with his vehement dislike of parking fines - is one of the least offensive comedians going.Nevertheless, one audience member who recently saw his new tour in Belfast – the brilliantly titled More, More, More: ... → Read More

Domino’s Pizza delivery driver sparks tipping debate following viral TikTok reaction

A Domino’s Pizza worker has gone viral on TikTok after a customer did not tip him after delivering their pizza in the rain.The employee, referred to only as Malik, appears frustrated and shouts at colleagues in the clip, which has more than 1.6 million views on the app.After the person behind the ca... → Read More

20 of GB News’ wildest moments in its first year of broadcasting

We can’t quite believe it’s been a year of GB News on the airwaves, nor can we believe some of the ridiculous, shocking and hilarious clips which have come out of the right-wing news channel since it started back on 13 June 2021.What began with the likes of former BBC presenters Andrew Neil and Simo... → Read More

Good vibrations: The radical tech helping deaf concertgoers ‘feel’ live music

For years, deaf and hard-of-hearing people have had to rely on mere speaker vibrations to enjoy live music. A new ‘haptic’ suit backed by Vodafone, however, claims to have made that a thing of the past. Liam O'Dell tried one on and spoke to concertgoers about what the new tech could mean for them → Read More