Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Nothing succeeds like success?

Today's Guardian reports that an MEP for the BNP lite UKIP has been jailed for benefit fraud. So far so good, but one particular phrase caught my eye: The court heard that Mote ran a successful public relations company employing 30 full-time staff until it collapsed in 1990.

A successful company that collapsed? What would an unsuccessful PR company look like?


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4 comments:

Mrs Thistletwat said...

So nice to hear that some things never change. Those who "expose corruption" are corrupt as hell themselves.

M. le Prof d'Anglais said...

But that was BRITISH corruption! That's totally different from EUROPEAN corruption. Why should Brussels be allowed to meddle in how British citizens cheat the taxpayer? It's outrageous.

More interesting is how The Sun reports it. Check it out here: www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007410287,00.html than ask yourself how they would have reported the same story if he'd been a Labour MEP or an asylum seeker.

Colin Cleavage said...

A nice detail on the Sun page is the linked discussion to the right of the story: "Are scroungers better off?". Do the Sun do irony?

Bespoke said...

"A successful company that collapsed? What would an unsuccessful PR company look like?"

The Conservatives under David Cameron surely!!