Mr Monkey’s Blog evolved out of The Monkeyhouse blog which was an experimental political blog covering the borough of South Tyneside.

The Monkeyhouse,was originally conceived to test the demand for a ‘no holes barred’ blog and it quickly established a reputation amongst local bloggers for it’s controversial style and it’s frank and often brutal coverage of the local political scene.

No one is safe from The Monkey’s wrath as he continues exposing the real stories behind the spin, lies and cover ups.

Senior political figures were so alarmed by The Monkey’s approach to blogging and the threat it posed to their cosy world that they vowed to stop The Monkeyhouse in it’s tracks. But despite the talk of legal action they were unable to put an end to The Monkeyhouse. 

As they’re frustrations grew they resorted to censorship and ordered all council owned computers, including those used by elected members, to ban access to The Monkeyhouse. Unfortunately this pathetic attempt at trying to control free-speech backfired and resulted in a dramatic rise in The Monkeyhouse’s popularity .. the so called political elite had been outwitted by a monkey!

As The Monkeyhouse continued to attract more and more readers The Monkey, who hosted the blog, rapidly became known as Mr Monkey.

In July 2008 Mr Monkey decided a ‘monkey makeover’ was in order. As well as a fresh new crisp look The Monkeyhouse changed it’s name to Mr Monkey’s Blog which reflected the name now given to The Monkey.

Mr Monkey’s Blog will be primarily focused on local politics, gossip and breaking news from within South Tyneside and will also from time to times feature snippets from outside South Tyneside.

Mr Monkey will also keep a watching brief on the local media particularly The Shields Gazette which many believe is the mouthpiece for the local labour party.  

Mr Monkey will provide the reader with a unique glimpse of his world, a world of intrigue, secrets, cunning, deceit, scheming, violent power struggles, daylight robbery, treachery, debauchery, abuse, conflict, gang warfare, territorial disputes, self destruction, self interest and even annihilation – sounds familiar, it should do, Mr Monkey shares around 98% of your genes!

Not many things in life are certain, but you can be sure of one thing, the tone and content of Mr Monkey’s Blog will bring new meaning to the term GORILLA WARFARE! 

17 Responses to “About Mr Monkey”

  1. 1 topper
    16/09/2008 at 22:24

    Mr Monkey, can you take a look at the TOPS programme and how this is being dealt with. Two schools face a decision on 26 November about closure, the decision was deferred at the last cabinet meeting looking at the TOPS proposals. I think because the council were alarmed at the public campaign to keep both schools from closure. There is more, much more in terms of consultants appointed by the council to deal with this and how the council officers and ruling party have done their best to sweep aside all contrary arguments and spin things to their advantage.

    Do you have a dead letter box or msn where we can discuss this?

  2. 2 David Adams
    16/10/2008 at 23:55

    God you are the topic of conversation at The Red Lion East Boldon! We’re calling it the Stellagate scandal.

  3. 16/11/2008 at 09:45

    Mr Monkey – Congratulations on you for exposing the corrupt underbelly of South Tyneside politics. I and two other former work colleagues have tried to do this for almost ten years now, only to be beaten back by denials and lies from the local authority, South Tyneside council. In final frustration at the way we were treated, we launched our own website exposing a disgraceful catalogue of corruption which we not only uncovered, but became wembroiled in during the last decade (and our final months of working for the authority). We hope you find our webiste – still a ‘work in progress – interesting and shocking.
    Our website is

    Incidentally, we also campaigned to all of the serving councillors during the years 2001-2. We gained ONE response! The rest didn’t want to know!

    We’d be happy to provide a link from the above site to yours if you wish.
    Sites such as Mr. Monkey deserve awards – not our council!

  4. 4 Meh
    28/11/2008 at 13:18

    I’m looking forward to reading about your future court case in the Gazette. It will be very, very interesting.

  5. 5 Asandy
    27/01/2009 at 02:35

    Contact me, have goss on pottsy.

  6. 19/02/2009 at 22:42

    what goes around comes will fall like a ton of bricks and be either knee capped or jailed watch your back! i’m onto you !!!!!!!!!!!

  7. 7 Mr Monkey
    20/02/2009 at 07:29


  8. 8 david potts
    20/02/2009 at 10:47

    Keep up the good work Mr Monkey. You’ll get them in the end – what goes around, comes around.

  9. 9 knowledgetoday
    29/03/2009 at 05:50

    I love your site. Keep it up !

  10. 10 thomclarke
    02/05/2009 at 10:12

    Hi mrmonkeysblog,

    I just wanted to invite you to participate in a brand new political blogging and social networking tool called

    The site is currently closed to the general public, only politicians, journalists and bloggers such as yourself will be invited to join for the time being.

    If you want to join just send an email to including the webaddress of your current blog and if approved I’ll send you an official invitation code allowing you to register on the site.

    I hope to hear from you shortly and if not apologies for contacting you.


  11. 11 Grietje Huggan
    29/05/2011 at 18:40

    Mr. Monkey,

    Freedom of Speech ? I have to shut my mouth working
    as a cleaner, was told that if I spoke to anyone I would be
    reported. I am being made uncomfortable while working by
    a few teachers and admin people because of the things I said 😦
    to one of them. Normal people are being squeesed. Im a cleaner
    what can I do if I think somethings not right. Are we still in the
    40s’ Twitter is for normal people to say the things they feel
    should be said 🙂
    Not goodbye Mr.Monkey, watch your back..thats’ where they aim.
    Best Wishes x

  12. 12 jimmy
    07/07/2012 at 11:52

    Mr Monkey if you would like some details on mr Alan Branlys very shadey business transactions with local companys who employ people from south tyneside then get in touch. the man should be in prison for the crimes i can tell you about

  13. 13 clare
    07/02/2013 at 20:36

    Dear Mr Monkey, I have the same passion your blogs have. Im involved in the nastiest thing and if you read this id be so grateful if you would make contact thank you =] please =D

  14. 12/04/2013 at 11:51


    My name is Katie from itv tyne Tees. we are covering the South Shields by election and wondered if you could give us a press release as you are standing as a candidate.

    Please get in touch. Thanks

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