Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Secrets and Lies
Those of us who live in Nanny Britain are sometimes forbidden from reading the details of certain events and rumours that others, in the rest of world, have free access to.
The latest cover up concerns the name of the minor royal allegedly involved in the cocaine/sex blackmail plot.
In Britain we are forbidden from knowing the name of the minor royal implicated in this plot. However, elsewhere people are free to read about it.
Those of you who are curious may care to visit Ninemsn Australia, where the royal is named.
Nanny's secrecy rules really do look absurd in the modern internet age.
However, this is nothing new.
During the abdication crisis the media in the US published Mrs Simpson's name and details of the affair, whilst the British media were forbidden from doing so.
Wealthy British citizens simply went to New York and read about it there.
The law has been an ass for at least 60 years!