17 September, 2012


The case of the topless photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge seem to have brought out the worst in the press. The tabloid top-seller The Sun, prevented from running this due to an agreement it had made, declared that the magazine Closer, which first published the photos, was mercenary, just doing it for profit; a bit like receiving a lesson on chastity from a middle aged hooker.

The editor of the Italian stablemate of Closer, Chi, felt he was doing us a favour: 'No other situation has revived the English (sic) monarchy, with its obligations and rigid protocols, more than this.'

Actually the British monarchy is quite good at reviving and renewing itself, and it isn't too much of a guess that it will be in business long ofter Chi has ceased to exist.

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