“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Thursday, 17 May 2012

A man of principle.

The tangled web that is the Murdoch/Cameron/Brooks cabal continues to titillate us but such is the level of greed and corruption in 21st century Britain that only the most unworldly would be surprised at the daily revelations. The media, the political elite and the business class seem only too happy to feather their nests. It's safe in those nests - a bit smelly but safe. Years ago Jamie Reid told me that one of the things that he was most proud of was not the stuff we did in Wicked Messengers, his efforts in Suburban Press or even his iconic Sex Pistols art work. No, what Jamie was most proud of was his Dad who as City Editor at the old Daily Sketch had stuck to his socialist principles and refused to make a penny out of his inside knowledge of the markets. I fear that these days John Reid would be a laughing stock. I suppose things will get worse before they get better.

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