The Curmudgeon


Friday, July 15, 2011


Heroine of white working class sunk by Islamic autocrat

Red-top stunna and former domestic violence suspect Rebekah Brooks has resigned as News International chief executive following an intervention by the Saudi royal family.

Until recently, Brooks was thought unassailable enough to carry out an investigation into her own conduct, like the Metropolitan Police.

However, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al-Saud, News Corporation's second largest shareholder, called for her to go during an interview with the BBC's Newsnight. "For sure she has to go, you bet she has to go," he said.

In the face of this onslaught, the loyalty which Rupert and James Murdoch have hitherto shown Brooks appears to have evaporated like New Labour's interest in the Serious Fraud Office when the al-Yamamah arms deal was threatened.

In her resignation statement, Brooks said she felt "a deep sense of responsibility for the people we have hurt", despite having been on holiday during the News of the World's criminal activities.

She also utilised the verb detract in a way which may have been calculated to demonstrate that her abilities as a tabloid editor have not faded. News International is thought to be preparing to launch a Sunday edition of The Sun as soon as it can be got away with.

The same team of ghost-writers which drafted the resignation statement are also thought to be collaborating on Brooks' autobiography, with the working title Rebekah Brooks: A Wade Up Shit Creek.


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