THE FRAUD SQUAD: today’s media bollocks nailed.

Some realities you may have missed along the way during today’s Tug-of-Lies in the media:

1. Between them, the Coalition parties lost 18 MEP seats in the Euroelections.

2. The Federal Reserve is not owned by the US Government.

3. Tony Blair does not want the Chilcot Report published “so I can defend myself”, because if he did feel innocent, he wouldn’t have engineered the suppression both here and in the US of his correspondence with George W. Bush.

4. Ed Miliband’s tepid electoral performance was the result of running an entire election campaign without ever mentioning the continent that was organising it. And yes, the Labour Party is split right down the middle about what to do with the Eds.

5. Lord Ashcroft is a filthy rich but unelected eminence grise using his money to manipulate an already tricky political environment to his own corporatocratic agenda.

6. The Left grossly exaggerated the degree to which Michael Gove was imposing his own tastes upon the State education curriculum, but Gove’s assertion that the entire thing is invention simply won’t wash. The new syllabus leaves less flexibility for studying modern authors from outside the British isles – such as John Steinbeck, whose radical critiques of capitalist failure the Education Minister dislikes….for obvious reasons.

7. Any Party Leader who appoints a disgraced former Tory sleazebag as his Deputy Chairman cannot possible be considered any kind of radical. But Neil Hamilton is Deputy Chairman of UKip, and he will be standing for Parliament under the UKip banner at the next election. Ergo, Nigel Farage is not a radical, he is a wannabe Establishment member.

All points worth mentioning, I think.

Earlier at The Slog: MPs pervert Billto make them accountable. Well I never.