You want to know if the bride is hot? Of course you do.
There, fixed that for you:)
Our congratulations to Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, who married Kate Garvey in London yesterday. Among the guests were former Prime Minister Tony Blair and wife Cherie, and A-list politicians drawn from the new Labour elite, including former Cabinet secretaries Lord Mandelson, David Miliband and James Purnell. Alastair …
There, fixed that for you:)
Too true, but after clicking the link...the dress was ok.
You think so? The skirt looks like it's made out of bleached wookie.
I cannot tell you how pleased I was to click on the link and find that a wealthy 47 year old businessman who has been married twice already WASN'T marrying a 23 year old model/actor/nothing. Furthermore, she isn't some fluffed and puffed 40 year old eternal child.
I don't much care about either of them, but I'm always happy when stereotypes are challenged.
... when a war criminal turns up.
And I didn't say who I am referring to, so you have no right to censor my comment.
It's like that celebration scene in Star Wars ROTJ where at the end Evil Guy turns up in Ghost Form.
Only here, he hasn't repented yet. And he's for real.
I'm expecting downvotes by the Independent's John Rentoul....
While playing the bagpipes is widely regarded as a crime against humanity I think war criminal is a bit strong.
A man who knows how to play the bagpipes ...
... and doesn't.
I reckon the groom could carry on a discussion with a couple of the guests on "Internet Research" and "Dodgy Dossiers" for at least 45 minutes.
btw, "September/Dodgy Dossier" - published 24th September 2002. Ten years, 2 weeks ago.
Posting anonymously - as if that will save me from the black helicopters
And I'm not saying the WC brought his wife, but I've lost all respect for Mr Wales, which I know will wound him deeply.
"... when a war criminal turns up.
And I didn't say who I am referring to, so you have no right to censor my comment."
Why not? If it's good enough for Tutu it's good enough for you-you, and certainly good enough for El Reg.
I would cheerfully donate to a fund for charging Tony Blair with War Crimes. There's no politician I more despise, and that's despite the normal tendency of people to despise most whoever is currently in power.
"I would cheerfully donate to a fund for charging Tony Blair with War Crimes. There's no politician I more despise, and that's despite the normal tendency of people to despise most whoever is currently in power."
This is how I feel. There was a campaign to impeach him but he's been out of office too long for that. That this man could be an envoy for peace reminds me of the sheer hypocrisy of a certain deceased DJ depicted as a font of respectability and do gooding, recently publicised. It was a lie, in front of camera, day in and day out.
Like you I want him prosecuted.
.. that their guest list was as politically balanced and unbiased as wikipedia.
Alastair Campbell, [ ... ] arrived in a kilt and "played the couple out of the church with his bagpipes"
Surely its not april the 1st already?
I thought he was more from the "meatball" camp than from a proper scottish family.
... aka "Wait till your father gets home"
Or perhaps they fund development of a special device to find out if your bloodhound really did like Minced Morsels...
I think the name is misspelled.
Matthew Freud, the founder of Freud Communications, is the son of Clement Freud and grandson of Sigmund Freud, so both trains of thought are right!
We have a send corrections button if you spot errors. However, I am unsure what you are referring to here, as Freud Communications is spelled correctly.
I think we are meant to infer the word 'Fraud'
“Alastair Campbell, Blair's rottweiler, arrived in a kilt and ‘played the couple out of the church with his bagpipes’”
"Tony Blair tips up at wedding in London"
Was he drunk?
Please dont' start using that damn stupid phrase so beloved of the hacks at The Inq (and pretty much nowhere else).
The Inq? Ouch!
Besides, who the hell is Kate Garvey?
When an appropriate description of your guest list is "nest of vipers"
Or did the bride have a deer-in-the-headlights look in her eyes?
Sort of "All I remember was being passed this glass of wine at Davos and..."
Seriously I'm sure the couple will be very happy together, look wonderful, very well matched etc etc.
BTW "Diary Secretary" in political office carries a lot of weight.
Martin Boorman was Hitler's for example.
"Martin Boorman was Hitler's for example."
That explanation should really be part of Kate Garvey's Wikipedia entry. A la "Kate Garvey was Tony Blair's diary secretary, just like Martin Boorman was Hitler's."
But I bet it wont.
I guess the bagpipes count as weapons of mass distraction?
Did they get 45 minutes' warning to clear the area? ;)
Plus, I do hope it wasn't funded by donations and hangdog-looking "gimme yer dough" mugshots of Big Jim :P
"Look at this school report, Jimbo Junior, D Minus in everything!"
"It's not my fault, Dad. I copied my homework out of Wikipedia."
Before purveying fiction for the government, he was an author of soft-core porn including the immortal 'Busking with Bagpipes', which includes such immortal lines as:
'a little known aphrodisiac - the dangling pipes of Scotland...It's all tongues and teeth, lips and gentle squeezes... As I lie on a Lisbon hotel bed next to a Portuguese person crying out for more, I thank my pipes for doing most of the chatting up.'
A crime against good writing surely, but much less damaging than his subsequent career.