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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Rob Colvile reviews Russell Brand’s new book:

“Oddly, the person I feel sorriest for isn’t Brand himself – although he certainly comes across as a rather pitiable figure, projecting his own brokenness on to the world around him – but Johann Hari. Drummed out of Fleet Street for plagiarism, the former Independent columnist has washed up as “my mate Johann, who’s been doing research for this book”. For a genuinely talented polemicist, it would have been a humbling experience to have to treat this sub-undergraduate dross as the scintillating wisdom of a philosopher-king.”



Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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