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Reds under the bed?

At the Department of 'Justice':

Mr. Maude: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many copies of the Morning Star (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies procures on subscription each week; and at what cost.

Mr. Wills: The Ministry of Justice receives two copies of the Morning Star every day (Monday to Friday) at a cost of £6 per week.

If not at the Treasury:

Angela Eagle: The Treasury and each of its agencies do not subscribe to the Morning Star publication. (Nice grammar, Ange)


Or at No. 10: "...how many copies of the Morning Star (a) the Cabinet Office and (b) 10 Downing Street purchase each day".

Mr. Watson: None.

So, which of the DoJ squad are engaged in bet hedging, for when the revolution comes? Perm any two from Straw, Maria Eagle or the deeply obscure David Hanson, Michael Wills, 'Lord' Hunt or Bridget Prentice?

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Anonymous nomad said... 6:52 am

If you think "spinning" was invented by our current government you would be wrong. Many years ago, when I used to inhabit your part of the world Mr C, I lived not far from the so-called "Football Correspondent" of the Daily Worker (as it was then known). Part of my paper round covered the street in which said person resided. During the week, he took a certain paper, but on Saturdays and Sundays he took just about every paper going. The purpose of this was to write up his report on the (invariably London based) match for the Monday edition of the DW as if he had actually bothered going personally to Highbury, Stamford Bridge or White Hart Lane (depending on who was playing at home that weekend) to watch the match. His reports consisted of plagiarised bits and pieces from all the other Sunday papers which were then paraphrased as his own article. How do I know this? Well, being a typical young keen football fan, I used to read the football pages as I did my round and certain phrases stuck in my mind. It was uncanny to see them reproduced as if by magic on the football page of the Monday edition of the DW. I also happened to see him in my paper shop on Saturday afternoon when he was supposed to be watching Chelsea.

I wonder if they still do that?  



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