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Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE -

THE world is a scary place, full of tin-pot dic­ta­tors and wishy-washy politi­cians. So who bet­ter than a co­me­dian called Rus­sell to make sense of it all...thought ab­so­lutely no-one.

For an al­legedly top­i­cal show, The Rus­sell Howard Hour sure had odd tar­gets. Howard’s “Big

Is­sue” was Trump’s trans­gen­der army ban...a news story from July.

Big­ger is­sues – back-track­ing cli­mate change sci­en­tists, Kim Jong-un’s rock­ets, Juncker’s power grab

– went un­ad­dressed.

In­stead Howard, above, bom­barded us with the kind of lame jokes and iffy pol­i­tics fa­mil­iar to any­one who suf­fered The Mash Re­port. He hates Trump, Boris and Piers, loves soggy stu­dent is­sues...zzz.

Like all TV’s tooth­less satirists, Howard has never had a word to say about the EU’s cor­rup­tion and con­tempt for democ­racy.

His toe-curl­ing chat with Diane Ab­bott swerved Labour’s an­tiSemitism prob­lem. The de­luded Lib Dims are off his radar. It isn’t so much com­edy as Guardianap­proved virtue sig­nalling.

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