Ros Atkins explains the UK’s response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis

Oonagh Keating. Updated March 9th, 2022 The UK’s response to the war in Ukraine, particularly in terms of facilitating the acceptance of refugees into the country, has been widely condemned as inadequate. There are three key aspects to the UK response to Ukraine, all of them crucial: Arms, sanctions and refugees. We’ve been very good … Read more

This Twitter bot trolls companies tweeting about International Women’s Day and it’s brilliant

John Plunkett. Updated March 8th, 2022 It’s International Women’s Day on Tuesday, AKA the day comedian Richard Herring used to reply to all those men asking when it will be International Men’s Day (19 November). It’s also the day when lots and lots of companies take to Twitter to say why gender equality is so … Read more

This Twitter bot is calling out the gender pay gaps of companies tweeting about International Women’s Day and people love it

John Plunkett. Updated March 8th, 2022 It’s International Women’s Day on Tuesday, AKA the day comedian Richard Herring used to reply to all those men asking when it will be International Men’s Day (19 November). It’s also the day when lots and lots of companies take to Twitter to say why gender equality is so … Read more

On International Women’s Day, 10 landmark achievements by women from the past century

Poke Staff. Updated March 8th, 2022 It’s International Women’s Day – a day for celebrating the achievements of women and raising awareness of the many inequalities still faced by women and girls across the world. It’s #InternationalWomensDay2022 tomorrow. I wish to dedicate it to every woman across the globe. And particularly, to shine a spotlight … Read more

Dublin’s Russian Embassy killed irony stone dead with its response to a lorry crushing its gate

Oonagh Keating. Updated March 8th, 2022 The Russian Embassy in Dublin has been the site of peaceful protests against the war in Ukraine, with people laying Ukrainian flags at the site, painting graffiti on the walls, and sitting on the exit path to prevent embassy staff leaving the grounds by car. On Monday, the protest … Read more

The government’s 6-point plan for Ukraine got the reaction it deserved – 12 pointed takedowns

Oonagh Keating. Updated March 7th, 2022 The war in Ukraine continues to destroy the lives of its citizens while other countries help to varying degrees with aid, sanctions and asylum. With news breaking that the UK has issued only 50 visas to Ukrainians fleeing the fighting, further doubts have been raised as to the government’s … Read more

Hugh Grant had the perfect put down for Farage’s green policy referendum grift

Oonagh Keating. Updated March 7th, 2022 As part of the fight to halt climate change, many countries – including the UK – have agreed to try to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. While many environmental experts say that 2050 is too late, that well-known climate change scientist former commodities trader, career politician, and … Read more

Most Controversial Episodes Of HBO’s ‘Euphoria’

“Plagianized Degrassi’ (Season 1, Episode 7) “Plagianized Degrassi’ (Season 1, Episode 7) This shot-for-shot plagiarization of the season 5 episode of Degrassi: The Next Generation showed that the Euphoria writers aren’t afraid to go there. “Do Drugs Or Else You’re A Fucking, Pussy, Kids”. Seriously, Fuck What Your Parents Say, It’s So Easy To Find … Read more

12 crushing takedowns of this terrible take on Russian humanitarianism

Oonagh Keating. Updated March 4th, 2022 According to reports, Ukraine and Russia have agreed to the creation of safe corridors to allow refugees out and humanitarian aid in. BREAKING: Ukraine says it has reached a tentative agreement with Russia to organize safe corridors for civilians to evacuate and for humanitarian supplies to be delivered. Under … Read more

16 good reads from Twitter for World Book Day

Poke Staff. Updated March 3rd, 2022 It’s World Book Day, which is the focal point of a charity that aims to give every child a free book, but which draws attention to itself by encouraging children to dress up as someone or something from their favorite stories. World Book Day stands in solidarity with the … Read more