Alex Massie

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Sure, you could read about an EU investigation into Peter Mandelson's (dodgy) relationship with Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska. You might even enjoy the Observer telling Macavity Broon that he cannae escape responsibility for this recession. All fine stuff and worthy and useful and so on. But what you really want to read is this story about Geoge Osbourne's alleged fascination with dog collars and rubber underpants. No "public interest" whatsoever. Great fun, in other words. God bless the News of the World.

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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