If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. The path of least resistance is lined with pretty flowers, warmed by rays of hazing sunshine and frequented by the birds off the Cadbury’s Flake ads. Well maybe I made all of that up. A career in print journalism does beckon after all!
In the absence of any actual news we righteous Lilywhites are beset on all sides by is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of two bob hacks too eager to pen the Dear John that the boy Bale will hopefully never actually compose to us.
The Daily Star in fairness have at least tried to make their tale sound convincing. And if you were about 8 years old, it would probably appear to have some gravitas. After all this is printed a newspaper that costs 30p or something and the telly programmes in.
The figure they have plucked from their posteria is £40m, and to make it sound good they decided to weave a bit of the old hire purchase factor in to add the lure of it all. It’s a £30m down payment with a further £10m over the next four years. Which is some piece of inside information to be peddling in February.
So there we have it, Bale’s bailed. Enjoy the next few months, ‘cos that’s yer lot. First Dunblane, then Diana, there was Madeleine McCann of course and who can forget the Pope being blown up by street cleaners. Oh yes. If you want to see into the future then it’s the Express Group you’ll need.