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British PM Offered Ministerial Position To Media Magnate

05 Mar

Horrific stuff I’m sure you’d agree.  Riding former police horses, 30 year old friendships and Chipping Norton dinner parties have nothing on this.

Oh yes, it’s true, The British Prime Minister offered a ministerial position to the owner of the Daily Mail.  Not only that, having helped the PM gain power this media magnate was elevated to the peerage.

Obviously this isn’t Cameron and Viscount Rothmere.  If it was this isn’t the first place you’d hear about it.

It’s Lloyd George and Lord Northcliffe and notably the media didn’t wet itself about it for more than a year.

How things have changed.

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2 Comments

Posted by on March 5, 2012 in Commentariat, Politics

 

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2 responses to “British PM Offered Ministerial Position To Media Magnate

  1. kargosh

    March 5, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Are you saying that increased scrutiny of politicians is a bad thing? That it was better that we all knew our place and left it all to those who know better?

     
    • Damocles

      March 5, 2012 at 11:57 am

      No.

      Although if last Friday had been 100 years ago I wouldn’t have had to have sat through reams of bad puns about horses. Scrutinise the politicians all you like but focus on the important things, not on the unimportant things and don’t wet yourself over every petty detail for a year or more.

      And I doubt you ever did or ever will know your place.

       

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