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Day: September 10, 2007

I’m Off On My Holidays…

…But I’m leaving this place in the (cough) capable hands of my very good friend Edmund, who will look after all of your needs for the next week or so. He’s got five episodes of “Baker & Kelly” to stick up on here, and will be hopefully running this place until I get back next Monday. Oh, and he can draw a bit too,...

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Freedom Of Speech?

Now, I know that the picture to the left of this might not be the sort of thing that you want to see first thing on a Monday morning (it’s certainly doing a good job of putting me off my bacon sandwich), but it is kind of necessary, because the iron fist of legal threat has been banging about over the weekend, and it is my duty to report on heavy-handed legal threats being bandied about by the doubtlessly charming firm of Schillings, the law firm that defend the rich and famous from false allegations on the press (amongst their clients are such role models to us all as Glaxo SmithKline and Naomi Campbell), who have issued stern letters to Craig Murray, a British journalist and former British ambassador to the central Asian state of Uzbekistan and Tom Dunmore, our very good friend from the excellent blog Pitch Invasion. In view of the various legal threats being thrown around, I have to be a little careful in what I say here, but here is a brief synopsis of what has been going on over the last few days or so. On Thursday, Murray wrote a damning article about Alisher Usmanov, questioning whether he was a fit and proper person to be getting involved in Premier League football (he recently bought a 14.5% share in Arsenal, and said at the...

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