Thursday, October 21, 2004

Middle England Mourns (not)

Daily Mail columnist Lynda Lee-Potter has gone to join Jean Rook in the Features Department in the sky. We shall not see her like again, with any luck.
It was Lee-Potter who, ignorant of her chemotherapy, wrote gratuitous vitriol about Mo Mowlam, saying she looked like a Geordie trucker. How ironic that it was a brain tumour that killed Lee-Potter. My old friend, the saintly Mo, just laughed and forgave her. I'm not sure I could have been so generous.
Predictably, Paul Dacre has come out with that classic line about her "unshakeable faith in the decency of the quiet British majority". Bollocks. The quiet British majority wouldn't recognise decency if it was on special offer in Waitrose.


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