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Subject: Re: Tony Blair's socks (Was Re: UKNM: Fast Summit)
From: Stefan Magdalinski
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 15:06:37 +0100

socks or boxers?

hello all ;)


Mark Dolley wrote:
> I wrote:
> >>Closer to home, the Rt Hon Chris Smith MP, Secretary of State for
> >>Culture, Media and Sport once had the idea of giving away
> >>state-subsidised digital set-top boxes to everyone in the country and
> >>financing the deal by auctioning off access licences.
> >>
> >>But not only did it smack of centralised "big" government, it would have
> >>dented Murdoch's plan. And as we all know, he is the one really running
> >>the country.
> >
> Ray Taylor,tayloratbizbiz [dot] com had a go at me on 9/21/98 1:54 AM:
> >Typical ex-pat "wisdom" on home affairs. I think the current UK government
> >is the biggest (and undoubtedly the best and most popular) since 1945 and so
> >needs no particular help from Australian entrepreneurs, despite what the
> >crappy UK print media (Murdoch and otherwise) have to say about the matter.
> David Bentley,david_bentleyatalny [dot] com chimed in on 9/21/98 6:40 AM:
> >Typical partisan argument - it isn't about needing Murdoch now, it is about
> >having needed Murdoch to get there. It is now pay back time.
> The ex-pat crack was easy. It might be a little harder to discount the
> two years I spent working as a Labour researcher in the Shadow Heritage
> team, including drafting stuff for Chris Smith. As for proof of Murdoch's
> insidious nature, you have no idea how heavily the proposed cross-media
> ownership restrictions have been watered down from pre-manifesto
> thinking.
> Next time I see you Ray, remind me to tell you about the time I told Tony
> Blair to pull his socks up, in a lift at No.1 Parliament Street, while he
> was still Shadow Home Secretary...
> Cheers,
> Mark Dolley z a p w o r k s !
> vox:(+1) 415 543 8600
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Stefan Magdalinski m 0370 67 70 58
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it's isness as usual... **/

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