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Huffingtonpost.co.uk – Slavery returns to the UK

March 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Huffpo UK: Gurn meets Greek

Unless I’m the victim of a badly mistimed April Fool’s joke by Fleet Street Blues, this is the most depressing thing I’ve read all day.

Have a look at Huffington Post’s business model here and here.

Britain abolished slavery in 1833. Now, more than 170 years later, it is welcomed back by this gurning idiot (pictured right) as though it’s a great coup and the cause for much rejoicing.

It is probably totally irrelevant to mention that the person he is pictured with, Hillary Clinton-wannabe Arianna Huffington (née Stassinopoulos), was born in a country whose culture was steeped in, indeed built on, slavery. Well, old habits die hard, I suppose.

(It is probably even more irrelevant to point out that Arianna Stassinopoulos, as was, was previously best known in the UK for being the long-standing main squeeze of The Times’ prolix uber-pundit Bernard Levin after the two met as panelists on the BBC’s classical music quiz Face The Music. Irrelevant, but it makes me laugh, anyway.)