‘But at length truth will out’

Photo of Teresa Ribera at the Cepsa plant in Tenerife. Credit: [email protected]

WHEN, during the Leveson Inquiry, Rupert Murdoch waved his finger, hit the table and stated that he had ‘never asked Mr Blair for anything’, he sounded exactly like Bill Clinton. He used that same gesture, and indeed the same facial expression, when he stated adamantly to the world that he had ‘never had sexual relations with that woman’.

Well, we all know the outcome of that particular statement, don’t we?

Prior to the general election of 1997, I wrote of the visits to Murdoch in Australia by Tony and Cherie Blair. One of them was spent at his family home at Christmas.

Does this not absolutely reek of some ulterior motive? Are we honestly expected to believe that these were merely social visits?

That the whole Blair entourage travelled some 12,000 miles, at what must have been an extremely busy period in their lives, to crack nuts and have a slice of Christmas cake with the Murdoch family?

Give us a break!

Is it then a total coincidence that shortly after these cozy conferences, the whole Murdoch media dynasty came out in total support of New Labour, including Sky News.

I remember the particular sneering attitude of the then new-kid-on- the-block, Kay Burley, ingratiating herself with her superiors as she and the whole bleating bunch duly set about dismantling the reputation and credibility of John Major and his government?

In my opinion, he was one of the most caring, if somewhat naïve, prime ministers in history.

Are we also expected to believe that Señor Murdoch didn’t asked for, or was subsequently offered, something in return?

Just to what extent do these arrogant people consider they can underestimate our intelligence?

One unfortunate situation for me is that I am writing this early as I have a few shows to do in the UK.

Knowing how quickly these situations can escalate, this whole blurb may be totally out-of-date by the time it hits the stands.

I know one thing, though, old ‘slippery’ and the wife are keeping their heads well below the parapets. Not a peep out of the Blair brigade.

Will he be called to testify? Somehow I doubt it. On a more positive note, in light of the new recordings which are putting a modern slant on the works of Shakespeare, my little Rebecca turned to me the other day and said: “Daddy, was Shakespeare born 400 years ago?”

When I replied in the affirmative, she turned to me and enquired incredulously: “And they’re still talking about him?”

Keep the faith,
Love Leapy
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