Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Corruption in high places? No!
So, Sir Allen Stanford has turned out to be a wrong 'un and is causing the English Cricket Board a bit of embarrassment. Well I never! Sir Geoffrey would have spotted him from across Headingley.
From the days when the Prince Regent was ordered from the course at Newmarket for trying to put the fix in, corruption and professional sport have gone together like shit and shovels and usually the social and financial so called elite have been up to the armpits in it.
Talking of which, Channel 4's Toffs and Crims series has been slated by the critics but I think it's turning out to be my fave prog of the moment. Last week featured Living Legends hero John Bindon and his relationship with Princess Margaret and this week we had two of the most unpleasant people to emerge from the 60's, Lord Boothby and Ronnie Kray. Who will be next? My contact at Whites Club tells me that a fair bit of nervous twitching and furtive peering over the top of the Financial Times is happening in the exclusive bolt-hole.