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Pictures: With Impeccable Timing The Jamie Janes Inquest Begins

WITH impeccable timing, soldiers from the Grenadier Guards arrive at Brighton County Court for the inquest into the death of Guardsman Jamie Janes, 20, who was fatally wounded while on a foot patrol near Nad e-Ali district centre in Helmand, Afghanistan, on October 5 last year. It was Guardsman Janes, 20, of 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, whose death sparked a furore after Gordon Brown misspelt his name in a letter of condolence to his mother, Jacqui Janes. The row became a tabloid spat in which Jon Gaunt waded in  – with laughable results. An election looms. Do your duty…

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Jacqui Janes arrives at Brighton County Court for the inquest into the death of her soldier son Jamie Janes, 20, was fatally wounded while on a foot patrol near Nad e-Ali district centre in Helmand on October 5 last year.

The Sun Joins Gordon Brown In Disrespecting Jacqui Janes By Calling Her Jacqui Jones

Jon Gaunt Compounds The Sun’s Misery Over The Jacqui Janes Debacle

Anjem Choudary In Line For Jon Gaunt’s Sun Column: Wootton Bassett Awaits

‘Hate Mail Cleric’ Anjem Choudary On Big Brother And Being Gordon Brown’s Letter Writing Czar

Posted: 5th, May 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment


Allison Pearson: The Sword, The Money Or The Poison Pen

ALLISON Pearson, of the Daily Mail, is still talking about those City “spivs” and how they are, well, just so worthless:

Throughout the boom years, the bankers justified their stellar incomes by saying they were working heroic hours to help bring greater prosperity to us all. Oh, really? Try telling that to a soldier who has spent 180 days dodging mortars in Helmand and dreamt of nothing more than enjoying a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken in front of the TV with the family he adores.

Most bankers never have to justify their incomes, wages being a matter of market rates. And do not soldiers dream of owning islands, flying first class and watching their football team play on a massive plasma screen? Do bankers eat KFC?

Still:

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Posted: 1st, October 2008 | In: Money, Tabloids | Comments (3)