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How would you like to own an Island?

July 30, 2011 by

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I must go down to the sea again to the lonely sea and the sky (John Masefield Sea Fever) At last. The proverbial petunia in the onion patch has appeared among the weeds of broken Britain. Nestled among the débris of phone hacking, police corruption and MPs fiddling expenses, someone is doing something good for […]

The Greatest Show on Earth (part 3 of 3)

July 26, 2011 by

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Incredibly, talking heads feel sympathy for the old codger falling for his line that the News of the World was so insignificant to his mighty empire he took no interest in what his editors did. Bull. Shit. In another life, when I was living in Sydney, a woman reporter I knew in London phoned to […]

The Greatest Show on Earth (part 2 of 3)

July 25, 2011 by

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As Vaz left the stage, John Whittingdale MP, Chair, Culture, Media and Sport Committee entered. To his credit with just one out of three (the flame haired one) of senior News International executives agreeing to appear before his Select Committee he issued a summons to compel the Murdoch Major and Minor to attend. Leaving his […]

Roll Up Roll Up For The Greatest Show on Earth (part 1 of 3)

July 24, 2011 by

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The Home Affairs Select Committee set up to roast – don’t laugh – the ex Commissioner of the Met, Sir (get the Sir – honoured for doing the job he was paid to do), Paul Stephenson, his side-kick Assistant Commissioner Yates of the Yard and his patently pants at his job PR man with the […]

A Day Up The Smoke (thinks – make that my savings).

July 21, 2011 by

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Treat yourself to a day out in London. Go on. You know you want to. Rail travel is dead cheap after 09.30. Oh yeah. That’ll be fifty squid squire. Blimey. Tsunami Shock Wave and we haven’t even left the ticket office. Still. Hitchin to King’s Cross is a brilliant service, the sun’s out and London […]