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DON’T CRY FOR MAX CLIFFORD YET

In Daily Mail, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond2 Comments

There have two trials I have been recently watching in the UK. The first is the trial of the News of the World editors and journalists over the voice-mail hacking scandal – and the second is the trial of publicity agent Max Clifford for offences of indecency. You cannot watch these trials and not know that there is a massive …

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WHO THE F’CK IS JESSIE!

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FLYING SPORRAN’S MEDIA WEEK Opening the Bangkok Post today I was intrigued to find  a an Op-Ed  piece headed ‘Unravelling the political Gordian knot’. It sort of reminded me of one morning picking up a paper in Lagos, Nigeria, and reading a story about a car crash in which nobody was killed with the reporter using such expressions as ‘Much …

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FOREIGN NEWS: A FORMER DAILY MAIL HACK AND VLAD THE IMPALA

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FLYING SPORRAN’S WEEKEND DIARY Well I have had a surfeit of Bangkok demos and correspondents’ various versions of it, so in this week’s Flying Sporran’s Weekend Diary I present a tongue in cheek piece by Allan Hall a former colleague on the Daily Mail many moons ago when newspapers hunted in packs.  Working on these newspapers one develops a healthy …

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WHY DIDN’T THE EMBASSY THINK OF THAT?

In British Embassy, Daily Mail, Flying Sporran, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond14 Comments

FLYING SPORRAN’S DIARY British citizens who are not enamoured with the help they get from the British Embassy in Bangkok will not be surprised to read today that the British government makes £56 million a year just by keeping people on hold on the telephone. I laughed my socks off when I read today’s Daily Mail. Actually according to the …