Monday, June 11, 2007

One for the ABTA?

Consumer Advisory to AW's American readers - be careful, there are some dodgy travel agents out there. If you are offered the trip of a lifetime to Annabel's nightclub to meet the cream of London society, ask to see a guest list beforehand as there is a distinct risk of your getting fobbed off with a crowd of Decent usual suspects instead:

when Paul Wolfowitz asked to meet some of Britain's leading journalists, The Observer's Nick Cohen found himself sitting next to John Lloyd and Charles Moore, drinking champagne

and Wolfie was probably buying the drinks, too.


Blogger Matthew said...

I don't like Wolfowitz, but there is only so much pain you want him to suffer.

On the other hand this may give us an indication into the difficulties Nick has in supporting the middle class lifestyle he feels he is deserved. Sipping champagne at Annabels and hanging around with Charles Moore probably isn't affordable on £100k a year.

6/11/2007 12:21:00 PM  
Blogger ejh said...

I don't like Cristina Odone who seems to have built a career on nothing but being in the right place and getting her name known.

Come to that I don't like Sarfraz Manzoor either.

6/13/2007 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cohen show his inability to understand irony

where he quotes Orwell who said, 'Do remember that dishonesty and cowardice always have to be paid for. Don't imagine that for years on end you can make yourself the boot-licking propagandist of the Soviet regime, or any other regime, and then suddenly return to mental decency. Once a whore, always a whore.'

But fails to look in the mirror. Whore indeed.

6/13/2007 12:59:00 PM  
Blogger Matthew said...

In that review Cohen says:

"The Tribune columns show that 'St George,' the patron saint of English decency"

Clearly there's a typo, and he means 'Decency', but it's good to see it said so starkly.

6/13/2007 09:44:00 PM  

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