There is at present an advert on the Tube for a two-dimensional, predictable thriller. The tagline screams "Are you frightened by Big Corporations? Then this book is for you!" Are more sensible line would be "Are you frightened by Big Corporations? Then grow the fuck up and get a sense of perspective you tiresome whinging little Guardianista. Bastard."
Quite so, and beautifully articulated there.
Even more delightfully, he highlights yet more grist for the Tessa Jowell mill.
Jesus, why doesn't she just resign already? This story is going to run and run, and every time a new allegation is made the only comebacks will be "I didn't know!" or "But everyone does that." The new one, (via Iain and Guido) is that shares in Old Monk, which she categorically denied that her husband owned, were in fact owned by an off-shore company of which Mills was the sole beneficial owner.
It's a definite untruth. The shares were owned, legally, by her husband, and she denied specifically that this was the case. The defence will obviously be that she didn't know, but is this good enough.
One imagines that Tessa was completely unaware of these dealings as well. My, my, what an ignorant woman she is.
Look, either she is a horrible, horrible liar or she is so irredeemably clueless as to be a positive danger to this country's interests. Or, of course, she is both. Come on, Tess: do us all a favour and fall on your sword*, will you?
* If you want to make that a reall sword, none of us are going to be overly bothered over here.