I mostly fight shy of politics when blogging. Experience elsewhere tells me that it usually ends up in nah-nah name-calling in the comments slot and/or you get pigeon-holed which is probably worse. So I’ve left red-top headline writers to it (see above,) Until now.
It’s his barmy claim that much of what was printed today is untrue. So far, so good, but taking his anger to the Press Complaints Commission? If the lady had lied, why not his lawyer to grab most. if not all, of her six-figure fee, or even more from the Mail on Sunday that published such scurrilous accusations? Or the even deeper pockets of Max Clifford?
Because the PCC is another flattened hedgehog of roadkill self-regulation. It’s a threat that is no threat.
No matter how this plays out, bear it in mind the next time the media accuses the authorities of abusing self-policing bodies.
And, lest we forget, Mrs P’s observation that, given the choice, she’d rather be punched by Mr Prescott.