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Playing The Fall

by | 8th, July 2005

‘IT’S interesting to imagine what story would have been the papers’ first had the dreadful events in London not occurred.

Bush could teach those anarchist clowns a thing or two

And the Sun’s report on the Big Brother shag would not have made it to the paper’s front page.

Because the first story to appear after the tales of bombs and devastated lives is that overweight cops in Romania are being taken off the beat and given desk jobs because they are damaging the force’s image.

OK, it would not have been front-page news, but the story does appear on the first page after the talk of the horror in London.

Working on the premise that what comes immediately after the bombs would have come first, we can believe the Mail would have splashed across its front page the news that the price of a dentist’s check-up is to rocket from £6 to £15.

Given the paper’s track record, it’s likely readers would have been invited to view the rise as a sure sign that the world has gone stark raving bonkers and political correctness has, as it ever has, gone mad.

And then wondered how a filling going up in price

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