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by | 8th, July 2003

‘COMMENT is free, but facts are supposedly sacred – so who exactly has come out of the Government’s spat with the BBC the best?

Linda used to bring her own cue – and chalk

The Mirror is certain that it knows, its front page proclaiming ‘GUILTY!’ above pictures of Tony Blair, Jack Straw and Geoff Hoon.

But the Sun seems to be equally certain, proclaiming Blair’s spinmeister Alastair Campbell the winner and suggesting that BBC bosses are ‘on the ropes’.

But the difference between the two papers runs a lot deeper than their conflicting views on the war with Iraq.

The Sun this morning devotes its centre pages to retiring Page 3 photographer Beverley Goodway’s Top 10 stunnas of the last three decades.

Meanwhile, the Mirror has a list of women of its own – the country’s top 20 bachelorettes (or spinsters, as we used to call them).

And surprisingly there isn’t exactly a lot of cross-over between the two lists – which is probably just as well as the Mirror’s winner is none other than Kathy Burke.

‘Sexy, funny and honest, she once pinched my arse at an awards do,’ says Maxim editor Bill Burrows.

Back to the Sun, where Linda Lusardi wins Beverley’s vote for his favourite Page 3 girl.

‘She always turned up on time,’ he recalls, ‘and even brought her own oil to make her skin glisten.’

True professionals, the both of them…

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