Alex Massie

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I think this is probably the best intro you're likely to read all

day

week:

A gay man tried to poison his lesbian neighbours by putting slug pellets into their curry after he was accused of kidnapping their three-legged cat.

Fair play to the Daily Mail. This is tabloid, er, catnip. As always, the story itself is a little sadder than the lede, but that's the kind of sentence you don't get to write very often. Hats off to Jaya Narain, the hack responsible for this gem.

[Hat-tip: Mark Steyn who alerts you to another great story,]

Written byAlex Massie

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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