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DeLay & Lady Thatcher Link ?

How's this for a headline ?

3 October 2005


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.


Blogger Friendly Fire said...

Consersative Conference; wheels with wheels with smoke screen, methinks.

1:47 pm  
Anonymous bluey said...

Ken Clark's the one guy Blair doesn't want as the Con leader.

His lot have leaked on the first day of the Con conference - where they're about to pick a new leader.

This timing means they'll throw a spanner in the works & take publicity & credibilty from the cons. Also, they'll remind people that Clark once worked with Maggie.

I think you're right .... again .... they are real dirty trick dept, pros.

2:22 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old Brit, Friendly Fire and Bluey - you are ALL right.

Wheels within wheels - smokescreens - distractions - defamations et all.

Mad Maggie is REALLY half mad now. She started to lose it when denis died, then she had a few small stokes, them her crooked son Mark's involvement in the attempted revolution&coup, then the break up of his marriage - it all sent her a little more whacky each time.

She's nearly senile now. She's still allowed to show up at a few places ..... but she's never allowed to speak ..... supposedly on doctors orders because she's so frail.

So while they still use her as a distraction, whatever happens ... nothing will happen to her ... becasue she's no longer compus mentis.

btw - I'm going to buy that book - for myself and for you Old Brit - "someone" should pay you for what you do.

3:27 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Heh, It looks like [so far] we've got no arguments again - none of 'em ever fool us.

At the risk of stirring it a little though, I have to say that while I'll never vote for the Tories -- I would like to see Ken Clark get the job.

At least, I think, he would provide some 'proper' parliamentary oppostition to the B-liar.

If only the Tories hadn't had such a succession of whimps as leader, then I don't think toady Tone would have ever gotten himself such an overwhelming majority in the house -- and so would have had to toe the line a lot more.

Just sayin'.

9:23 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Oops! Thanks anon - I hope you enjoy it.

9:25 pm  
Blogger D.F. Facti said...

Remember. There is no such thing as society. So sayeth Mad Maggie.

Somehow I can't picture Maggie w/ Tom DeLay. But crooks always seem to find each other, don't they?

9:33 pm  
Anonymous graniab said...

This DeLay/Maggie link is quite a tasty morsel. However, I can't see that the police will get anything substantial out of Maggie, because (a) she is senile and (b) she won't be interviewed w/o her lawyers present. If she does have to produce anything - it will probably all be redacted. The timing is questionable and God knows I would love to see DeLay nailed. I know so little about the current Conservative party I can't even comment on their leadership crisis. However, I must be honest and admit that I grew up in the Republic of Ireland and that Unionist/Conservative link was very unappealing. But I am being kept both informed and entertained by the Old Brit crew.

10:17 pm  
Blogger Elaine Supkis said...

She is pulling a Pinochet on us, eh?

2:36 am  
Blogger Richard said...

d.f.f. & Elaine,

Like the old saying goes - "Birds of a feather flock together".

2:09 pm  
Blogger Richard said...


You can bet the farm on it - Thatcher won't be touched, what ever, or if ever.

And as for the 'crew' - heh - we wouldn't be what we are, without the help of wonderful readers & posters like yourself.

2:16 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Oops! I almost forgot.

Talking of Pinochet, the crew, etc.

I wonder where Noel is lately? And simply chimpy, juliedee and sandra in the lost US?

Is it something someone said ?

2:20 pm  
Anonymous graniab said...

Richard, in the US we get no internal British news at all. 'Wolfie' getting tossed from the Labour Party Conference didn't register here. I know 'diddly' about the candidates running for head of the Tory party. Perhaps you and your British readers could enlighten us? I went on the Guardian and looked at the possible candidates. I never thought I'd see the day when someone with the first name of Liam was running as head of the Conservatives.

6:12 pm  
Blogger markfromireland said...

Greetings from Copenhagen Graniab! Aren't "the internets" wonderful. :-)

Richard would you happen to know if i get a book from Amazon via here does it have to be a book you've reviewd as in your posting on Patten below or can it be any book? I'm thinking of getting Robert Fisk's latest.

Also can I recommend two blogs:

He cover's a lot of stuff - his recent posts on the Labour Conference are well worth reading. Some serious brain power there.

"A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome, L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid)."

In my opinion Nur is indispensable reading.

6:57 pm  
Blogger markfromireland said...

oops forgot to say Nur translates articles from those sources into English.

7:01 pm  
Anonymous kiwi said...

Damn right the internet's wonderful. It's the only way to learn. I love it. And I love it coming here to visit all you Old Brit crew members.

7:28 pm  
Anonymous graniab said...

God yes - what did we all do before the internet? I probably was alot more productive at work! I log on here in San Francisco and get caught up and love visiting This Old Brit. Thank you Mark for the websites - I will be hopping on over to them PDQ. My meagre offerings to the group are: (for Iraq war) and which at times might offend some readers - but what the hell!

7:41 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Ha! Talk about "knock and the door shall be opened" or "ask and thou shalt receive", eh?

graniab asks - and Mark makes sure she receives.

BTW, many thanks for the links' heads up, Mark.

As for buying books via my Amazon button link - there's an affilate number code built in - so anything ordered here counts for me.

And Robert Fisk! Yep! A real journalist and a hero to boot ... I'll take a peek at his later, myself.

8:05 pm  
Blogger Richard said...


Ta, muchly, mate.

That works both ways, btw - we all love it when you visit, I'm sure.

So, keep coming back.

P.S. Are you "A" Kiwi ? I know [from the stats] that the site gets vistiors from N.Z.

8:11 pm  
Anonymous kiwi said...

It's complicated Richard.

Put it this way..... I've not lived through a winter for yonks and yonks.

I know you like aliteration ... so .... call me a hemisphere hopper if you like. :~]

11:18 am  

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