I know nobody’s reading this for my thoughts on politics per se… but I was left feeling very angry last night as we saw the government media machine burying one bad story beneath another. The morning’s news was dominated by Post Office closures, and previewing the Diana report, both big stories in themselves. Then suddenly they slip out the news that Blair has been ‘spoken to’ by the cops. Oh, and just in time to really annoy the evening news bulletins, the Saudi case being dropped ‘in the national interest’. Plus, in case you missed it: ‘the government has reaffirmed its commitment to airport expansion plans despite opposition from green groups.’ All this coming, conveniently, immediately after Blair’s two ‘holding to account’ opportunities (the monthly presser and PMQs). It smells.

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