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Curious criminality in Paris

Firstly, a brace of Picassos has been stolen from one of his grand daughters. As with all art theft, the word will get around very quickly, and no reputable dealer will touch them, and if, as I presume, they were stolen to order, the purchaser will not be able to show them off. Which, surely, is most of the point of wanting an original Picasso. All fairly run of the mill.

What is rather more interesting is that the appartment of one of Sego's special advisers (which doubles up as an informal hq for something not entirely unlike our own dear Smith Institute) was also burgled - with only a laptop stolen. I hate to be cynical, but je sens un rat.

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Blogger mutleythedog said... 11:47 am

yes very odd...  



Anonymous David Allen said... 1:27 pm

I see they add that Sego's home was also burgled last year and that the culprits have never been caught _ is the paper trying to imply some dirty tricks campaign? If someone wanted to get the plumbers in, you'd think they would hire someone a little more subtle, who didn't need to force the door. Probably was just a simple burglary _ they were hoping for a plasma screen, but made do with the laptop.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 1:31 pm

They were leaving the dot joining to the reader, but curious quand meme.  



Blogger The Hitch said... 4:50 pm

I fucking hate "art" and hate "artists" even more
I go with jonny muslim, its impossible to beat gods work so why bother trying?  



Blogger Hercules said... 5:15 pm

Do you think it’s an insurance scam by any chance???

Hang on, The Hitch agreeing with Jonny Muslim, what's the world coming too????  



Blogger Croydonian said... 5:49 pm

Hercules - you do have to wonder, don't you?

Hitch - you'd better watch out - there is probably an Arts Council funded rapid response team that will fetch up on your doorstep and inflict mime and the like on you until you 'see the light'.....  



Anonymous verity said... 6:20 pm

I hear they send in the clowns.  



Anonymous David Allen said... 8:18 pm

"I hear they send in the clowns."
Verity definitely wins blog comment of the day award with that one!  



Anonymous this guy (cab no. 11666) said... 9:51 am

Surely that should be Mohammad Muslim?

Jer see about that bloke in Germany who's been allowed to call his son Jihad? The German Home Office are appealing. I think you shd be allowed to call your Kinder anything you like. S'long as yer social security is cut off.  



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