As someone who followed the Leveson Inquiry with the kind of furrow browed concentration a slavering dog applies to a careless barbecue operator, the subsequent trial and inevitable revelations therein were front and centre on my radar.
Whether it’s the machinations of an ever hungrier media desperate to pad out their empty pages that enthralls me, or the theatrical hand wringing of a public completely taken aback that such things go on at all, let alone to feed their interest, I know not.
I guess I just like the idea of seeing those for whom the concept of personal responsibility is an abstract get a slapping.
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Original Image: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images. Photoshopping: Moi.
As a journalist, Rebekah Brooks first impulse on discovering she is to face phone hacking charges will be to repair to HMV to stock up on Bad Girls DVDs. Background research and all that.
FYI Beks, the first and second series were utterly hilarious. Don’t bother with anything after. It kind of went downhill after Nicki Wade escaped.
Image: REUTERS/POOL via Reuters TV.
It’s all got bit serious here lately.
Let’s lighten things up by looking at this photo of Rebekah Brooks as she frantically tries to remember the penalty for lying under oath.
Remember, folks. No matter how awful your day has been so far, you can be assured that your failure to persuade the photocopier to operate properly is not being watched by thousands of people who are willing you to slip up and bring an entire government to it’s knees.
It’s all about perspective, y’see.
A woman reacts with shock as she advised that her green jacket will offer no protection from the long arm of the law. Image: via the Telegraph.
The RSPCA have been accused of pursuing a political agenda after pressing charges against four members of the Heythrop hunt – which in the past has enjoyed the patronage of David Cameron. Vanessa Lambert, Richard Sumner, Duncan Hume and Julian Barnfield are all accused of hunting with dogs in contravention of the 2004 Hunting Act. Aside from Cameron, the hunt enjoys the support of such luminaries as Rebekah Brooks and Jeremy Clarkson.
The Countryside Alliance, who, according to their website act in the interests of rural people, said:
The RSPCA’s decision to bring such a huge prosecution is a blatant political attack on hunting and an abuse of the court system.
To clarify (just in case any of you reading this are as stupid as the Countryside Alliance thinks you are), they believe it’s an abuse of the court system to prosecute a crime. Does that mean if everyone puts on red jackets and posh accents before committing a crime, they can then dismiss their prosecution as “bad law” and away with it?
Well, it’s no more illogical than the argument that killing animals is a fun way to spend a Saturday morning, I suppose.