“Oh don't bother me with melt-down, I'm too busy trying to figure out who knew what when in the NOTW scandal. That is surely more important to millions of people than merely losing 20-30% of their wealth.
“With hindsight, I suspect that most MPs would have done something about the financial crisis before it happened. I suspect that, with hindsight, many would have handled their expenses differently - even those who, technically, did no wrong. Indeed, with hindsight, many would not have voted to go into Iraq. Hindsight is good that way - and it is even better for accusers who would have done exactly the same thing if they had been in a position to decide.
“No they do not. The media are covering a band-wagon let's-you-and-him fight story that can be written sitting in front of a telly. All of the questions that the self-serving dingbats of Parliament have been hurling at police could be directed to reporters. Other than the Gruaniad (sorry, the Guardian), which paper or radio or TV station did any investigative into the NOTW after the case first surfaced in 2003, in 2007, in 2009? Which is now investigating non-News-International titles? Which media outlet is investigating news payments to civil servants other than the police? Which are exposing the parliamentarians who hob-nobbed with non-News-International media executives? Or, indeed, which Labourites were in News International's pocket when this scandal first went down
You've heard of "Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells"? Well, I live in Holland Park and I've Had It. Up to here! An old curmudgeon, I rant and rave about things I read, see or hear in the News. Frequently sarcastic, irreverent and libertarian; often wrong - but never uncertain.