Monday, 11 July 2011

News of the World Happy Families

One of the grimmer ironies in the closure of the News of the World is that the person responsible for doing the firing, Rebekah Brooks, formerly Wade. has a mother whose maiden name was Muskett.

There are critics who say she was not the right person to lead the newspaper, but in the 1911 Census it is written that her great grandfather, Clement Muskett, was a “Body Maker”, apt given much of its content.

Perhaps, he went in for some panel beating at the same time. He was working at a Coach Builders.

History has some intriguing lessons.

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