DeLay & Lady Thatcher Link ?
How's this for a headline ?
3 October 2005
EXCLUSIVE: CORRUPTION COPS TO QUIZ MAGGIE
Top secret probe into US 'favours for freebies scandal'
By Bob Roberts
MARGARET Thatcher is to be questioned by police over a secret corruption probe.
The 79-year-old former Premier is said to have met Republican Congressman Tom DeLay while he was on a suspected favours-for-freebies scam run by shady US lobbyists.
Of course, the iron lady won't have her armour plating tested by the Brit police's shoot first & ask questions later, brigade.
I mean, have you all gone bloomin' barmy?
Mad as a hatter she may well now be, but Maggie's still classed as a true-blue old Brit, by the boys in blue -- not just another, bloody Brazilian.
Surely you'd not forgotten the 'one law for them and a different law us' rule -- had you?
Police will "sensitively" investigate the meeting, which took place in May 2000.Hmm. Don't you just love little 'leaks', like this!?
The Mirror definitely does. And congrats & kudos to them for daring to share such startling stuff.
In the dossier headed "Secret ...wider circulation forbidden", civil servants then warn ministers:"There would be considerable press interest in this case if it were to become public knowledge".
Well, they got that right. 'Cos there is --- 'cos it has.
So, suspecting that most Old Brit regular readers are already rearing to go read the rest, shutting up soon seems best.
But first, see if you can find some space in your mind to mull over this.
Ain't the timing of the telling of this tittle-tattle, type of tale -- kind of a queer coincidence?
Sort of spooky - if you see what I mean.
Hmm. Maybe the Mirror had at least half a hunch of their own, when they ever so casually included this rather revealing, and not entirely unrelated, reminder in their 'exclusive'.
The revelations will be a body-blow to Lady Thatcher's reputation ----- and dash Tory morale on the opening day of it's crucial party conference.Hmmm, again.
Y'know, if This Old Brit was an old cynic too, he'd not shy away from saying he thought he'd once again - however briefly - detected that faint but familiar, famous aroma of rodent.
Right you are then. Seems about time to take a tea break again -- or maybe even a tin-foil break.
Eh? Ya think?
Remember this though -- one shouldn't ever be embarrassed at the thought of thinking the unthinkable.
The entire cast of characters in all such 'productions' as these, are always true pros.
Each and everyone of them got where they are today because they proved at some time or other in their past - to someone or other - that they plainly possess that [in]famous X-factor.
And as always -- the truth is out there.
Much more here in Mirror.