December 4th, 2012

Quote of the Day

Dr Sara Payne is pretty hacked off:

“We all want the same thing — a free and fair Press — and I think we need to debate the right way to do this. While I have been mistreated by the Press, I certainly don’t believe in statutory controls. The Press needs to get its house in order and not only be subject to new rules and regulations, but also have a moral high ground to aspire to.
It is important that celebrities and MPs, whose own moral shortcomings may have been exposed by the Press, are not allowed to hijack this vital overhaul.”


9 Comments

  1. 1
    The last Quango in Paris says:

    Seconded

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  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Since when did this old trout become a doctor?

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  3. 3
    Hattie Harman (PIE-supporter) says:

    ““We all want the same thing — a free and fair Press”

    I don’t.

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  4. 4
    person on S London omnibus says:

    isn’t that what Cynthia Payne said?

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  5. 7
    The press is a pain says:

    The press is a pain.

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  6. 8
    God in transit to a better world says:

    How very comforting that a modicum of common sense and even some wisdom can still be found on planet earth.

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Gyles Brandreth writes in his memoirs:

“Sunday, May 10, 1998

Early start: appearing on Breakfast With Frost, to be broadcast from 11 Downing Street. The Chancellor [Gordon Brown] is grouchily amiable, but so earnest — and still biting his fingernails to the quick.

After the show, he took us upstairs to his flat. He lives above No 10, while Blair and family are in the No 11 duplex, which is bigger and more like a proper house.

I was intrigued that, when he took us into his bedroom, the Chancellor rather ostentatiously opened the built-in wardrobes, as if he wanted us to see the women’s frocks that were hanging in there.

They looked quite large, but I don’t think they belong to Gordon. I assume they belong to his girlfriend [Sarah Macaulay, who he later married].

I presume he was keen for us to know that he has one — and that she’s not a ‘beard’. I don’t think he does anything without calculation.”



The British media are Hunts says:

Now the SNP know how UKIP voters feel all the time.


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