(Tiny Corner of) Paradise Regained
The real Fleet Street, in which one met journalists on rival newspapers every day, long ago ceased to exist. But a tiny corner of this lost paradise has been recreated. The Associated Newspapers building now hosts the offices of the ‘Independent’ and the ‘Independent on Sunday’ and I occasionally bump into John Rentoul, one of the few remaining Blair disciples and a distinguished IoS columnist. We generally tease each other, with him trying to annoy me by claiming to agree with things that I have written and me encouraging him to support the Cameroons. On Saturday we were both reading Mr Cameron’s speech when I bumped into him in the atrium. He pointed out to me that Mr Blair had made more or less precisely the same speech three times.
Thank you to Andrew Williams (oscartango) for spotting it.Tagged in: david cameron, multiculturalism, peter hitchens
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